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The history of white people

Nell Irvin Painter (Author)
Traces the idea of a white race, showing how the origins of the American identity were tied to the elevation of white skin as the embodiment of beauty, power, and intelligence, and how even intellectuals insisted that only Anglo Saxons were truly American
Print Book, English, 2011
W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2011
xii, 496 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm
9780393339741, 0393339742
Greeks and Scythians
Romans, Celts, Gauls, and Germani
White slavery
White slavery as beauty ideal
The white beauty ideal as science
Johann Friedrich Blumenbach names white people "Caucasian"
Germaine de Staël's German lessons
Early American white people observed
The first alien wave
The education of Ralph Waldo Emerson
English traits
Emerson in the history of American white people
The American school of anthropology
The second enlargement of American whiteness
William Z. Ripley and The races of Europe
Franz Boas, dissenter
Roosevelt, Ross, and race suicide
The discovery of degenerate families
From degenerate families to sterilization
Intelligence testing of new immigrants
The great unrest
The melting pot a failure?
Anthroposociology : the science of alien races
Refuting racial science
A new white race politics
The third enlargement of American whiteness
Black nationalism and white ethnics
The fourth enlargement of American whiteness