How race survived US history: from settlement and slavery to the Obama phenomenon

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Verso,
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2008.
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English
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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.
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9781844672752
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subject_facet United States -- Ethnic relations, United States -- Race relations
title_display How race survived US history : from settlement and slavery to the Obama phenomenon
title_full How race survived US history : from settlement and slavery to the Obama phenomenon / David R. Roediger
title_short How race survived US history :
title_sub from settlement and slavery to the Obama phenomenon