Working Toward Whiteness: How America's Immigrants Became White: The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs

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Basic Books, Aug 8, 2006 - History - 352 pages
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A preeminent scholar explores the history of the "new immigrants" who came to the United States in the late nineteenth century and describes how they became insiders by the end of World War II.
 

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I just couldn't finish this book. The author wrote like he was afraid a layman would like his book and lower his status among scholars. It was filled with references and dull prose. It finally wore me down. I would not recommend this book unless you are writing a paper. Read full review

Working toward whiteness: how America's immigrants became white: the strange journey from Ellis Island to the suburbs

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America is a country of immigrants. Roediger (history, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; TheWages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class ) points out that when people of ... Read full review

Contents

New Immigrants Race and Ethnicity in
3
INBETWEENNESS
57
New Immigrant Racial Consciousness
93
The Ironies
133
Finding Homes in an Era of Restriction
157
of Whiteness
235
Acknowledgments
245
Index
321
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David R. Roediger teaches on the history of race and class in the United States at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is the Babcock Chair of History and of African American Studies. He lives in Champaign, Illinois.

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