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Working toward Whiteness : how America's immigrants became White : the strange journey from Ellis Island to the suburbs

Author: David R Roediger
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Even into the early part of the 20th century, ethnic groups such as Jews, Italians and Poles occupied a confused racial status in America. This text explores the murky realities of race in 20th century America, explaining how they transformed into the 'white ethnics' of today's America.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David R Roediger
ISBN: 0465070736 9780465070732 0465070744 9780465070749
OCLC Number: 60546907
Description: vi, 339 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: New immigrants, race, and "ethnicity" in the long early twentieth century --
Popular language, social practice, and the messiness of race --
"The burden of proof rests with him" : new immigrants and the structures of racial inbetweenness --
Inside the wail : new immigrant racial consciousness --
"A vast amount of coercion" : the ironies of immigration restriction --
Finding homes in an era of restriction --
A New Deal, an industrial union, and a White House : what the new immigrant got into --
Afterword : the houses we've lived in and the workings of whiteness.
Other Titles: How America's immigrants became white
Responsibility: David R. Roediger.
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A preeminent scholar explores the history of the "new immigrants" who came to the United States in the late nineteenth century and describes how they became insiders by the end of World War II.  Read more...

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"Working Toward Whiteness is a tour de force. This book will be the point-of-departure for future studies of 'whiteness.'"--Rudolph J. Vecoli, professor of history, University of Minnesota "David Read more...

 
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