Whiteness of a Different Color

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Harvard University Press, 01‏/09‏/1999 - 368 من الصفحات
America's racial odyssey is the subject of this remarkable work of historical imagination. Matthew Frye Jacobson argues that race resides not in nature but in the contingencies of politics and culture. In ever-changing racial categories we glimpse the competing theories of history and collective destiny by which power has been organized and contested in the United States. Capturing the excitement of the new field of "whiteness studies" and linking it to traditional historical inquiry, Jacobson shows that in this nation of immigrants "race" has been at the core of civic assimilation: ethnic minorities, in becoming American, were re-racialized to become Caucasian.
 

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معاينة المستخدمين  - DarthDeverell - LibraryThing

In Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race, Matthew Frye Jacobson examines how the variegated white races merged in the public consciousness into Caucasians from ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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Jacobson examines the concept of whiteness, beginning with the first restrictions on citizenship in 1790 (free white men) and tracing through how it changed into the twentieth century. Essentially ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

المحتويات

The Fabrication of Race
1
The Political History of Whiteness
13
History Race and Perception
137
The Manufacture of Caucasians
201
Ethnic Revival and the Denial of White Privilege
274
Notes
283
Acknowledgments
325
Index
329
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حول المؤلف (1999)

Matthew Frye Jacobson, a professor of American Studies at Yale, is the author of "Whiteness of a Different Color" & "Special Sorrows". He lives in New York City.

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