The Invention of the White Race, Volume 1: Racial Oppression and Social Control

The Invention of the White Race, Volume 1: Racial Oppression and Social Control

Jeffrey B. Perry


while the 1st Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there have been no “white” humans there. Nor, in accordance with colonial files, may there be for an additional sixty years. during this seminal two-volume paintings, The Invention of the White Race, Theodore W. Allen tells the tale of the way America’s ruling periods created the class of the “white race” as a method of social keep an eye on. because that early invention, white privileges have enforced the parable of racial superiority, and that truth has been significant to retaining ruling-class domination over usual operating humans of all colours all through American history.

Volume I attracts classes from Irish historical past, evaluating British rule in eire with the “white” oppression of local americans and African americans. Allen info how Irish immigrants fleeing persecution realized to unfold racial oppression of their adoptive nation as a part of white America.

Since ebook within the mid-nineties, the discovery of the White Race has turn into necessary in debates at the origins of racial oppression in the USA. during this up-to-date variation, pupil Jeffrey B. Perry presents a brand new creation, a quick biography of the writer and a learn consultant.

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