How Race Survived US History: From the American Revolution to the Present

How Race Survived US History: From the American Revolution to the Present

by David R. Roediger
     
 

ISBN-10: 1844672751

ISBN-13: 9781844672752

Pub. Date: 10/06/2008

Publisher: Verso Books

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844672752
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
10/06/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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