The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class (Haymarket Series)

The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class (Haymarket Series)

David R. Roediger


Combining classical Marxism, psychoanalysis, and the hot exertions historical past pioneered via E. P. Thompson and Herbert Gutman, David Roediger’s greatly acclaimed ebook presents an unique examine of the early life of working-class racism within the usa. This, he argues, can't be defined easily on the subject of monetary virtue; quite, white working-class racism is underpinned through a posh sequence of mental and ideological mechanisms that make stronger racial stereotypes, and therefore support to forge the identities of white employees against Blacks.

In a brand new preface, Roediger displays at the reception, impression, and demanding reaction to The Wages of Whiteness, whereas Kathleen Cleaver’s insightful advent hails the significance of a piece that has turn into a vintage.

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