Working Toward Whiteness
How America's Immigrants Became White - The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs
By (author) David R. Roediger
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Working Toward Whiteness by David R. Roediger
Book DescriptionAt the vanguard of the study of race and labor in American history, David R. Roediger is the author of the now-classic The Wages of Whiteness, a study of racism in the development of a white working class in nineteenth-century America. In Working Toward Whiteness, he continues that history into the twentieth century. He recounts how American ethnic groups considered white today-including Jewish-, Italian-, and Polish-Americans-once occupied a confused racial status in their new country. They eventually became part of white America thanks to the nascent labor movement, New Deal reforms, and a rise in home-buying. From ethnic slurs to racially restrictive covenants--the racist real estate agreements that ensured all-white neighborhoods--Roediger explores the murky realities of race in twentieth-century America. A masterful history by an award-winning writer, Working Toward Whiteness charts the strange transformation of these new immigrants into the "white ethnics" of America today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465070749
(203mm x 135mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - David R. Roediger
David R. Roediger teaches on the history of race and class in the United States at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is the Babcock Chair of History and of African American Studies. He lives in Champaign, Illinois.
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