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The history of White people, Nell Irvin Painter

Label
The history of White people
Title
The history of White people
Statement of responsibility
Nell Irvin Painter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Historian Painter centers her momentous study of racial classification on the slave trade and the nation-building efforts which dominated the United States in the 18th century, when thinkers led by Ralph Waldo Emerson strove to explain the rapid progress of America within the context of white superiority. Her research is filled with frequent, startling realizations about how tenuous and temporary our racial classifications really are
Summary
Traces the invention of 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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
338180
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Painter, Nell Irvin
Dewey number
305.800973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whites
  • Whites
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The history of White people, Nell Irvin Painter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-456) and index
Contents
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
Control code
ocn317919383
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 496 p.
Isbn
9780393049343
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009034515
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)317919383
Label
The history of White people, Nell Irvin Painter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-456) and index
Contents
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
Control code
ocn317919383
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 496 p.
Isbn
9780393049343
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009034515
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)317919383

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