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Wages of Whiteness Race and the Making of the American Working Class

ISBN-10: 1844671453
ISBN-13: 9781844671458
Edition: 3rd 2007
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Description: David Roediger's widely acclaimed book provides an original study of the formative years of working-class racism in the United States. In a lengthy new introduction, Roediger surveys recent scholarship on whiteness, and discusses the changing face  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 7/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 195
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

David Roediger's widely acclaimed book provides an original study of the formative years of working-class racism in the United States. In a lengthy new introduction, Roediger surveys recent scholarship on whiteness, and discusses the changing face of labor in the twenty-first century.

Michael Sprinker was Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His Imaginary Relations: Aesthetics and Ideology in the History of Historical Materialism and History and Ideology in Proust arealso published by Verso. Together with Mike Davis, he founded Verso'sHaymarket Series and guided it until his death in 1999.

Acknowledgements
Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction
Introducing the White Worker
On Autobiography and Theory: An Introduction
The Prehistory of the White Worker: Settler Colonialism, Race and Republicanism before 1800
Race and the Languages of Class from the Revolution to the Civil War
'Neither a Servent Nor a Master Am I': Keywords in the Languages of White Labor Republicanism
White Slaves, Wage Slaves and Free White Labor
Work, Culture and Whiteness In Industrializing America
Class, Coons and Crowds in Antebellum America
White Skins, Black Masks: Minstrelsy and White Working Class Formation before the Civil War
Irish-American Workers and White Racial Formation in the Antebellum United States
The Limits of Emancipation and the Fate of Working Class Whiteness
Epilogue: A New Life and Old Habits
Selected Writings
Index

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