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The wages of whiteness : race and the making of the American working class

Author: David R Roediger
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, [2007]. ©2007
Series: Haymarket series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and new edView all editions and formats
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Studies working class racism in the United States and discusses what psychological and ideological beliefs contribute to the racial stereotypes that separate white and African-American workers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David R Roediger
ISBN: 9781844671267 1844671267 9781844671458 1844671453
OCLC Number: 123798785
Notes: Originally published: 1991.
Description: xxvi, 195 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introducing the white worker --
Race and the languages of class from the Revolution to the Civil War --
Work, culture, and whiteness in industrializing America --
The limits of emancipation and the fate of working class whiteness.
Series Title: Haymarket series.
Responsibility: David R. Roediger.

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Combining classical Marxism, psychoanalysis and the labor history pioneered by E P Thompson and Herbert Gutman, this book provides a study of the formative years of working-class racism in the United  Read more...

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"Roediger's exciting book makes us understand what it means to see oneself as white in a new way. An extremely important and insightful book." - The Nation"

 
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