The Rise and Fall of the White Republic: Class Politics and Mass Culture in Nineteenth-century America
In this acclaimed historical study, Alexander Saxton establishes the centrality of white racism to American politics and culture. Examining images of race at a popular level – from blackface minstrelsy to the construction of the Western hero, from grassroots political culture to dime novels – as well as the philosophical constructions of the political elite, it is a powerful and comprehensive account of the ideological forces at work in the formation of modern America.
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The World Is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since World War II
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