Invention of the White Race The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America

ISBN-10: 1844677702

ISBN-13: 9781844677702

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Theodore W. Allen, Jeffrey B. Perry

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When the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there were no “white” 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 “white race” by the ruling class as a method of social control, in response to labor unrest precipitated by Bacon’s 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 Two details the development of racial oppression and racial slavery in colonial Virginia and, more broadly, Anglo-America. A new introduction by Jeffrey B. Perry discusses Allen’s contributions, critical reception and continuing importance.
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List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 11/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 422
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Jeffrey B. Perry is an independent scholar and author of the first critical biography of Harrison.

Lists of Figures and Tables and a Note on Dates
Introduction to the Second Edition
Labor Problems of the European Colonizing Powers
The Labor Supply Problem: England a Special Case
English Background, with Anglo-American Variations Noted
Euro-Indian Relations and the Problem of Social Control
The Plantation of Bondage
The Fateful Addiction to "Present Profit"
The Massacre of the Tenantry
Bricks without Straw: Bondage, but No Intermediate Stratum
Road to Rebellion
Bond-labor: Enduring…
… and Resisting
The Insubstantiality of the Intermediate Stratum
The Status of African-Americans
Rebellion and Reaction
Rebellion - and Its Aftermath
The Abortion of the "White Race" Social Control System in the Anglo-Caribbean
The Invention of the White Race - and the Ordeal of America
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