Invention of the White Race The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America
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 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 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 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
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|
|… 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|