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The Rise and Fall of the White Republic: Class Politics and Mass Culture in Nineteenth-Century America (Haymarket)
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In this acclaimed historical study, Alexander Saxton establishes the centrality of white racism to American politics and culture. Examining images of race at a popular level - from blackface minstrelsy to the construction of the Western hero, from grassroots political culture to dime novels - as well as the philosophical constructions of the political elite, it is a powerful and comprehensive account of the ideological forces at work in the formation of modern America.
In this historical study, Saxton asks why white racism remained an idealogical force in America long after the need to justify slavery and Western conquest had disappeared. It examines images of race at a popular level, from blackfaced minstrels to dime novels.
Saxton asks why white racism remained an ideological force in America long after the need to justify slavery and Western conquest had disappeared.
About the Author
Alexander Saxton is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of The Indispensable Enemy: Labor and the Anti-Chinese Movement in California.
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