How Race Survived Us History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon
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 1600's 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.
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Review: How Race Survived US History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama PhenomenonUser Review - Goodreads
Despite its small size, this book is hard to get through and very dry. Unfortunately, I did not finish it.
Review: How Race Survived US History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama PhenomenonUser Review - Andrea - Goodreads
This was quite a brilliant look at how and why the idea of race has developed in the United States. I haven't read Roediger before so I can't really compare it to his previous work, but given it's ... Read full review
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