The History of White People

The History of White People

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by Nell Irvin Painter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393339742

ISBN-13: 9780393339741

Pub. Date: 04/18/2011

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

A New York Times bestseller: “This terrific new book . . . [explores] the ‘notion of whiteness,’ an idea as dangerous as it is seductive.”—Boston Globe
Telling perhaps the most important forgotten story in American history, eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter guides us through more than two thousand years of Western civilization

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A New York Times bestseller: “This terrific new book . . . [explores] the ‘notion of whiteness,’ an idea as dangerous as it is seductive.”—Boston Globe
Telling perhaps the most important forgotten story in American history, eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter guides us through more than two thousand years of Western civilization, illuminating not only the invention of race but also the frequent praise of “whiteness” for economic, scientific, and political ends. A story filled with towering historical figures, The History of White People closes a huge gap in literature that has long focused on the non-white and forcefully reminds us that the concept of “race” is an all-too-human invention whose meaning, importance, and reality have changed as it has been driven by a long and rich history of events.

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ISBN-13:
9780393339741
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/18/2011
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
107,778
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

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Provocative and Original Concept piece. A must read for everyone.
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