Working Toward Whiteness : How America's Immigrants Became White: The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs, Paperback / softback Book

Working Toward Whiteness : How America's Immigrants Became White: The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs Paperback / softback

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At the vanguard of the study of race and labour 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 labour 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 neighbourhoods- 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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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Black & Asian studies
  • ISBN: 9780465070749

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