Explorations in the History of Racial and Ethnic Pluralism
By (author) George M. Fredrickson
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Diverse Nations by George M. Fredrickson
Book DescriptionOne of the world's leading historians of race relations, George Fredrickson in his newest book probes the history of racial and ethnic diversity in the United States and other parts of the world. Diverse Nations explores recent interpretations of slavery and race relations in the United States and introduces comparative perspectives on Europe, South Africa, and Brazil. Notably, the book features groundbreaking work comparing ethnoracial pluralism in France and the United States. In contrast to the similarities of race relations in the United States and South Africa, which both drew rigid domestic color lines, the United States and France have historically diverged greatly in their approaches to racial difference. Yet both are influenced by a common heritage of revolutionary republicanism, extensive immigration, and cultural pluralism. Fredrickson's rich comparisons provide stimulating new insights into the continuing impacts of slavery and beliefs about race upon our increasingly pluralistic societies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781594515736
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author George M. Fredrickson
Diverse Nations, Paperback (September 2008)
Probes the history of racial and ethnic diversity in the United States and other parts of the world. This book explores various interpretations of slavery and race relations in the United States and introduces comparative perspectives on Europe, South Africa, and Brazil.
Big Enough to be Inconsistent, Hardback (March 2008)
Focuses on the most controversial aspect of Abraham Lincoln's thought and politics - his attitudes and actions regarding slavery and race. This book provides an account of Lincoln's contradictory treatment of black Americans in matters of slavery in the South and basic civil rights in the North.
Comparative Imagination, Paperback (June 2000)» View all books by George M. Fredrickson
This collection of essays covers issues central to the understanding of the history of racism, the role of racism and the possibilities for justice in contemporary society. It provides an examination of race relations in the USA and South Africa, and looks at comparative history.
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Author Biography - George M. Fredrickson
George M. Fredrickson is the Edgar E. Robinson Professor of U. S. History (Emeritus) at Stanford. His many books include the prize-winning White Supremacy: A Comparative Study in American and South African History and Racism: A Short History, which has been translated into five languages.
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