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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: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[This book] tells in detail how the "new immigrants" from Eastern and Southern Europe who poured into the country in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries went from being an "in-between" racial group to one that was unequivocally white. [In the book, he] insists on the power of words without losing sight of the messiness of everyday life - a complexity that ever-changing terminologies of race and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: David R Roediger
OCLC Number: 82145466
Notes: Originally published: New York : Basic Books, ©2005.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital mono ; 4 3/4 in.
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 in betweenness --
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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Roediger recounts how American ethnic groups that are considered white today, such as Jewish, Italian-, and Polish-Americans, once occupied a confused racial status in their new country.  Read more...

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