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How Race Survived US History

How Race Survived US History

From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon

Book - 2008
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"In this absorbing chronicle of the role of race in US history, David R. Roediger explores how the idea of race was created and recreated from the 1600s to the present day. From the late seventeenth century - the era in which DuBois located the emergence of "whiteness"--Through the American revolution and the emancipatory Civil War, to the civil rights movement and the emergence of the American empire, How Race Survived US History reveals how race did far more than persist as an exception in a progressive national history. Roediger examines how race intersected all that was dynamic and progressive in US history, from democracy and economic development to migration and globalization." "Exploring the evidence that the USA will become a majority "nonwhite" nation in the next fifty years, this masterful account shows how race remains at the heart of American life in the twenty-first century."--Jacket.
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2008
ISBN: 9781844672752
Call Number: 305.800973 R712h 2008
Characteristics: xvi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: How race survived U.S. history


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The author examines the history of race in America, and the ways in which race has been used to manipulate and oppress.

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