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Telling perhaps the most important forgotten story in American history, eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter guides us through more than two thousand years of Western civilization, illuminating not only the invention of race but also the frequent praise of "whiteness" for economic, scientific, and political ends. A story filled with towering historical figures, closes a huge gap in literature that has long focused on the non-white and forcefully reminds us that the concept of "race" is an all-too-human invention whose meaning, importance, and reality have changed as it has been driven by a long and rich history of events.

Synopsis:

A bestseller: "This terrific new book . . . [explores] the 'notion of whiteness,' an idea as dangerous as it is seductive."--

About the Author

Nell Irvin Painter is the award-winning author of many books, including Sojourner Truth, Southern History Across the Color Line, Creating Black Americans, The History of White People, and Standing at Armageddon. She is currently the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University and lives in Newark, New Jersey, and the Adirondacks.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393339741
Author:
Painter, Nell Irvin
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
70 black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.25000 x 5.50000 in

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