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The History of White People
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date April 18, 2011
Pages 496
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393339741
ISBN-10 0393339742
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $18.95
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A New York Times bestseller: “This terrific new book . . . [explores] the ‘notion of whiteness,’ an idea as dangerous as it is seductive.”―Boston Globe

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. 70 black-and-white illustrations

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Hardcover
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from W W Norton & Co Inc (March 15, 2010)
9780393049343 | details & prices | 496 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $27.95
About: A mind-expanding and myth-destroying exploration of notions of white race―not merely a skin color but also a signal of power, prestige, and beauty to be withheld and granted selectively Ever since the Enlightenment, race theory and its inevitable partner, racism, have followed a crooked road, constructed by dominant peoples to justify their domination of others.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (April 18, 2011)
9780393339741 | details & prices | 496 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $18.95
About: A New York Times bestseller: “This terrific new book .

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