Working Toward Whiteness: How America's Immigrants Became White: The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs

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Price
$18.98  $17.46
Publisher
Basic Books
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Pages
368
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 0.68 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781541673472
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About the Author

David R. Roediger is the Foundation Professor of American Studies at University of Kansas. The author of The Wages of Whiteness, among other books, he lives in Lawrence, KS.

Reviews

"Provocative."--Washington Post
"If race is real and not just a method for the haves to decide who will be have-nots, then all European immigrants, from Ireland to Greece would have been 'white' the moment they arrived here. Instead, as documented in David Roediger's excellent Working Toward Whiteness, they were long considered inferior, nearly subhuman, and certainly not white."--Mother Jones
"David Roediger has given us another of our most compelling, incisive, and elegant analyses of racial subjugation and privilege-in-the-making in the United Sates. Working Toward Whiteness is a brilliant investigation of that historical zone where institutions, ideas, and street-level experiences meet and give form to one another. It may be Roediger's most powerful contribution yet. An exemplary work."--Matthew Frye Jacobson, author of Whiteness of a Different Color and Roots Too: White Ethnic Revival in Post-Civil Rights America
"Working Toward Whiteness is a tour de force. This book will be the point-of-departure for future studies of 'whiteness.'"--Rudolph J. Vecoli