Invention of the White Race Racial Oppression and Social Control
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Description: When the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there were no âwhiteâ people, nor, according to colonial records, would there be for another sixty years. In his seminal two-volume work, The Invention of the White Race, Allen details the creation of the âwhite raceâ by the ruling class as a method of social control, in response to labor unrest precipitated by Baconâs Rebellion. Distinguishing European Americans from African Americans within the laboring class, white privileges enforced the myth of the white race through the years and has been central to maintaining ruling-class domination over the entire working class.Since publication in the mid-nineties, Invention has become indispensable in debates on the origins of racial oppression in America. Volume One utilizes Irish history to show the relativity of race and racial oppression as a form of social control. A new introduction by Jeffrey B. Perry discusses Allenâs contributions, critical reception and continuing importance.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 11/20/2012
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Jeffrey B. Perry is an independent scholar and author of the first critical biography of Harrison.