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Working Toward Whiteness : How America's Immigrants Became White: The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs
by David R. Roediger


Overview - At 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
At 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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  • ISBN-13: 9780465070749
  • ISBN-10: 0465070744
  • Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
  • Publish Date: August 2006
  • Page Count: 339


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Books > History > United States - 19th Century
Books > Social Science > Emigration & Immigration
Books > Social Science > Ethnic Studies - General

 
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