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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Southern Methodist Univ Pr
Publication date June 1, 1964
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780870740657
ISBN-10 0870740652
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $17.95
Other format details university press
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Summary
Traces the development of racial thought and racism in America from the colonial era to the conflicts of the early 1960's
Amazon.com description: Product Description: When Thomas Gossett's Race: The History of an Idea in America appeared in 1963, it explored the impact of race theory on American letters in a way that anticipated the investigation of race and culture being conducted today. Bold, rigorous, and broad in scope, Gossett's book quickly established itself as a critical resource to younger scholars seeking a candid, theoretically sophisticated treatment of race in American cultural history.

Here, reprinted without change, is Gossett's classic study, making available to a new generation of scholars a lucid, accessibly written volume that ranges from colonial race theory and its European antecedents, through eighteenth- and nineteenth- century race pseudoscience, to the racialist dimension of American thought and literature emerging against backgrounds such as Anglo- Saxonism, westward expansion, Social Darwinism, xenophobia, World War I, and modern racial theory.

Featuring a new afterword by the author, an introduction by series editors Shelley Fisher Fishkin and Arnold Rampersad, and a bibliographic essay by Maghan Keita, this indispensable book, whose first edition helped change the way scholars discussed race, will richly reward scholars of American Studies, American Literature, and African-American Studies.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780195097771 Book cover for 9780870740657
 
from Oxford Univ Pr on Demand (August 14, 1997); titled "Race: The History of an Idea in America"
9780195097771 | details & prices | 520 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $150.00
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from Southern Methodist Univ Pr (June 1, 1964); titled "Race: The History of an Idea in America"
9780870740657 | details & prices | List price $17.95
About: Traces the development of racial thought and racism in America from the colonial era to the conflicts of the early 1960's
Paperback
Book cover for 9780805201062
 
2 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (August 14, 1997); titled "Race: The History of an Idea in America"
9780195097788 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $38.95
Revised edition from Schocken Books (June 1, 1963)
9780805201062 | details & prices | List price $12.95

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