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The Resource Racism : a short story, George M. Fredrickson ; with a new foreword by Albert M. Camarillo

Racism : a short story, George M. Fredrickson ; with a new foreword by Albert M. Camarillo

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Racism : a short story
Title
Racism
Title remainder
a short story
Statement of responsibility
George M. Fredrickson ; with a new foreword by Albert M. Camarillo
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Are antisemitism and white supremacy manifestations of a general phenomenon? Why didn't racism appear in Europe before the fourteenth century, and why did it flourish as never before in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? Why did the twentieth century see institutionalized racism in its most extreme forms? Why are egalitarian societies particularly susceptible to virulent racism? What do apartheid South Africa, Nazi Germany, and the American South under Jim Crow have in common? How did the Holocaust advance civil rights in the United States? With a rare blend of learning, economy, and cutting insight, George Fredrickson surveys the history of Western racism from its emergence in the late Middle Ages to the present. Beginning with the medieval antisemitism that put Jews beyond the pale of humanity, he traces the spread of racist thinking in the wake of European expansionism and the beginnings of the African slave trade. And he examines how the Enlightenment and nineteenth-century romantic nationalism created a new intellectual context for debates over slavery and Jewish emancipation. Fredrickson then makes the first sustained comparison between the color-coded racism of nineteenth-century America and the antisemitic racism that appeared in Germany around the same time. He finds similarity enough to justify the common label but also major differences in the nature and functions of the stereotypes invoked. The book concludes with a provocative account of the rise and decline of the twentieth century's overtly racist regimes -- the Jim Crow South, Nazi Germany, and apartheid South Africa -- in the context of world historical developments. This illuminating work is the first to treat racism across such a sweep of history and geography. It is distinguished not only by its original comparison of modern racism's two most significant varieties -- white supremacy and antisemitism -- but also by its eminent readability--
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1934-2008
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Fredrickson, George M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton classics
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  • Racism
  • Race relations
Label
Racism : a short story, George M. Fredrickson ; with a new foreword by Albert M. Camarillo
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
FOREWORD TO THE PRINCETON CLASSICS EDITION ix ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xvii INTRODUCTION 1 ONE Religion and the Invention of Racism 15 TWO The Rise of Modern Racism(s): White Supremacy and Antisemitism in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries 49 THREE Climax and Retreat: Racism in the Twentieth Century 97 EPILOGUE Racism at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century 139 APPENDIX The Concept of Racism in Historical Discourse 151 NOTES 171 INDEX 193
Control code
FIEb17755189
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Princeton classics edition.
Extent
xvi, 207 pages
Isbn
9780691167053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)976839488
Label
Racism : a short story, George M. Fredrickson ; with a new foreword by Albert M. Camarillo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
FOREWORD TO THE PRINCETON CLASSICS EDITION ix ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xvii INTRODUCTION 1 ONE Religion and the Invention of Racism 15 TWO The Rise of Modern Racism(s): White Supremacy and Antisemitism in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries 49 THREE Climax and Retreat: Racism in the Twentieth Century 97 EPILOGUE Racism at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century 139 APPENDIX The Concept of Racism in Historical Discourse 151 NOTES 171 INDEX 193
Control code
FIEb17755189
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Princeton classics edition.
Extent
xvi, 207 pages
Isbn
9780691167053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)976839488

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