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The invention of the white race

Author: Theodore Allen
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Groundbreaking analysis of the birth of racism in America, telling the story of how America's ruling classes created the category of the "white race" as a means of social control. Since that early invention, white privileges have enforced the myth of racial superiority, and that fact has been central to maintaining ruling-class domination over ordinary working people of all colors throughout American history. Volume  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Allen
ISBN: 9781844677719 1844677710 9781844677696 1844677699 9781844677702 1844677702
OCLC Number: 738350824
Notes: "Introduction by Jeffrey B. Perry"--Cover.
Description: 2 volumes ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1. Racial oppression and social control --
v. 2. The origin of racial oppression in Anglo-America.
Responsibility: Theodore W. Allen.

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