The History of White People (Hardcover)

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by Nell Irvin Painter

Description

Telling perhaps the most important forgotten story in American history, eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter guides us through more than two thousand years of Western civilization, illuminating not only the invention of race but also the frequent praise of "whiteness" for economic, scientific, and political ends. A story filled with towering historical figures, The History of White People closes a huge gap in literature that has long focused on the non-white and forcefully reminds us that the concept of "race" is an all-too-human invention whose meaning, importance, and reality have changed as it has been driven by a long and rich history of events.

About the Author

Nell Irvin Painter is the award-winning author of many books, including Standing at Armageddon and The History of White People. She is the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University and lives in East Orange, New Jersey, and the Adirondacks.

Product Details

Category: Whiteness Studies

Language: English

Format/Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

ISBN-10: 0393049345

ISBN-13: 978-0393049343

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Date Published: March 01, 2010

Pages: 512

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