The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture / Edition 1

The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture / Edition 1

by Neil Foley
     
 


"At a time when the inadequacy of Black-white models for understanding race in the U.S. has become increasingly clear, Foley's work is of special importance for the clarity with which it describes complexity. One key to his success is his consistent emphasis on social structure and class relations as he probes the dynamics of race."—David Roediger, author of … See more details below

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"At a time when the inadequacy of Black-white models for understanding race in the U.S. has become increasingly clear, Foley's work is of special importance for the clarity with which it describes complexity. One key to his success is his consistent emphasis on social structure and class relations as he probes the dynamics of race."—David Roediger, author of The Wages of Whiteness

"Foley deftly brings social, cultural, and political history together in a breathtaking, beautifully written narrative."—Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Race Rebels

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520207240
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/21/1999
Series:
American Crossroads Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
341
Sales rank:
1,261,902
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The Old South in the Southwest: Westward Expansion of Cotton Culture, 1820-190017
2"The Little Brown Man in Gringo Land": The "Second Color Menace" in the Western South40
3The Whiteness of Cotton: Race, Labor Relations, and the Tenant Question, 1900-192064
4Tom Hickey and the Failure of Interracial Unity: The Politics of Race, Class, and Gender in the Socialist Party of Texas, 1911-191792
5The Scientific Management of Farm Workers: Mexicans, Mechanization, and the Growth of Corporate Cotton Culture in South-Central Texas, 1900-1930118
6The Whiteness of Manhood: Women, Gender Identity, and "Men's Work" on the Farm141
7The Darker Phases of Whiteness: The New Deal, Tenant Farmers, and the Collapse of Cotton Tenancy, 1933-1940163
8The Demise of Agrarian Whiteness: The Southern Tenant Farmers' Union in Texas and the Racialization of Farm Workers183
Conclusion203
Notes215
Bibliography279
Index317

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