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The Invention of the White Race

The Invention of the White Race

  • Author: Theodore W. Allen
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9780860916604
  • Category: History
  • Page: 310
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"A monumental study of the birth of racism in the American South which makes truly new and convincing points about one of the most critical problems in US history a highly original and seminal work."—David Roediger, University of Missouri

The Invention of the White Race

The Invention of the White Race

  • Author: Theodore W. Allen
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9781859840764
  • Category: History
  • Page: 372
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On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, Martin Luther King declared his dream of a racially integrated, non-discriminatory American society. Some three centuries before, that dream had in many ways been reality, since white skin privilege was recognized neither in law nor in the social practices of the laboring classes. But by the early decades of the eighteenth century, racial oppression would be the norm in the plantation colonies, and African Americans would continue to suffer under its yoke for more than two centuries. In this second volume of his acclaimed study of the origins of racial oppression, Theodore Allen explores the ways in which African bond-laborers were turned into chattel slaves and were differentiated from their fellow proletarians of European origin. Rocked by the solidarity across racial lines exhibited by the rebellious laboring classes in the wake of the famous Bacon's Rebellion, the plantation bourgeoisie sought a solution to its labor problems in the creation of a buffer social control stratum of poor whites, who enjoyed little enough privilege in colonial society beyond that of their skin color, which protected them from the enslavement visited upon Africans and African Americans. Such was, as Allen puts it, "the invention of the white race," that "peculiar institution" which continues to haunt social relations in the US down to the present. Allen's two volumes are essential reading for students of US history and politics.

Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery

Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery

The Invention of the White Race

  • Author: Theodore W. Allen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Slavery
  • Page: 29
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Racial distinctions in U.S. society, and the racism that accompanies them, continue to be integral parts of the American experience more than 100 years after W.E.B. DuBois identified ¿the color line¿ as the most significant social feature of the United States. Even within the complex racial and ethnic dynamics that have developed in the United States since the immigration reform of 1965 opened the door to millions of Latino and Asian newcomers, the question of racism directed at African-Americans carries special weight. This is so not just because millions of African-Americans continue to be adversely affected. As Ted Allen shows in this pamphlet, the system of racial oppression in the United States, rooted in African-American slavery, was organized to discipline and suppress European as well as African labor, and has from the beginning had profound and contradictory consequences for European-Americans. For almost the whole of American history, this system of social control has effectively derailed working class unity. And it continues to shape controversies surrounding the arrival and absorption of new ¿minorities¿ to this day.

White Man Falling

White Man Falling

Race, Gender, and White Supremacy

  • Author: Abby L. Ferber
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780847690268
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 182
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Ferber's provocative critique examines white supremacists' firm belief that white men are becoming victims and the repercussions of their attempts to assert white male power.

The Invention of Dolores Del Rio

The Invention of Dolores Del Rio

  • Author: Joanne Hershfield
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9780816634101
  • Category: Minorities in the motion picture industry
  • Page: 165
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"Dolores del Rio challenged Hollywood's - and the public's - prevailing views on race and gender from the 1920s through the 1960s. Her roles, costumes, and makeup, along with the advertising, publicity, and reviews of her films, reveal the influence of her ethnicity and her construction as an exotic commodity: her sexual image ran counter to the dominant social standards for femininity and against miscegenation, but her exoticism - and the promotion of it - contributed to her renown as one of Hollywood's most enduring stars."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Birth of a White Nation

Birth of a White Nation

The Invention of White People and Its Relevance Today

  • Author: Jacqueline Battalora
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
  • ISBN: 1631359258
  • Category:
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Birth of a White Nation is a fascinating new book on race in America that begins with an exploration of the moment in time when "white people,” as a separate and distinct group of humanity, were invented through legislation and the enactment of laws. The book provides a thorough examination of the underlying reasons as well as the ways in which “white people” were created. It also explains how the creation of this distinction divided laborers and ultimately served the interests of the elite. The book goes on to examine how foundational law and policy in the U.S. were used to institutionalize the practice of “white people” holding positions of power. Finally, the book demonstrates how the social construction and legal enactment of “white people” has ultimately compromised the humanity of those so labeled.

The Rise and Fall of the Caucasian Race

The Rise and Fall of the Caucasian Race

A Political History of Racial Identity

  • Author: Bruce Baum
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814739433
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 352
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The term “Caucasian” is a curious invention of the modern age. Originating in 1795, the word identifies both the peoples of the Caucasus Mountains region as well as those thought to be “Caucasian”. Bruce Baum explores the history of the term and the category of the “Caucasian race” more broadly in the light of the changing politics of racial theory and notions of racial identity. With a comprehensive sweep that encompasses the understanding of "race" even before the use of the term “Caucasian,” Baum traces the major trends in scientific and intellectual understandings of “race” from the Middle Ages to the present day. Baum’s conclusions make an unprecedented attempt to separate modern science and politics from a long history of racial classification. He offers significant insights into our understanding of race and how the “Caucasian race” has been authoritatively invented, embraced, displaced, and recovered throughout our history.

A History of Affirmative Action, 1619-2000

A History of Affirmative Action, 1619-2000

  • Author: Philip F. Rubio
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 9781604730319
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 327
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A readable history that puts the current debates in historical context

The SAGE Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies

The SAGE Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies

  • Author: Patricia Hill Collins,John Solomos
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446248356
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 560
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"The SAGE Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies is one of the best handbooks outlining the latest thinking on race and ethnic studies published in recent years...The breadth of themes and the depth of discussion are ambitious, offering the reader an A-Z guide of contemporary thinking on race and ethnicity...a valuable resource for scholars and activists alike." - Runnymede Bulletin What is the state of race and ethnic studies today? How has the field emerged? What are the core concepts, debates and issues? This panoramic, critical survey of the field supplies researchers and students with a vital resource. It is a rigorous, focused examination of the central questions in the field today. The text examines: The roots of the field of race and ethnic studies. The distinction between race and ethnicity. Methodological issues facing researchers. Intersections between race and ethnicity and questions of sexuality, gender, nation and social transformation. The challenge of multiculturalism. Race, ethnicity and globalization. Race and the family. Race and education. Race and religion. Planned and edited by a distinguished team of Anglo-American scholars, the Handbook pools an impressive range of international world class expertise and insight. It provides a landmark work in the field which will be the measure of debate and research for years to come.