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David Roediger's widely acclaimed book provides an original study of the formative years of working-class racism in the United States. In a lengthy new introduction, Roediger surveys recent scholarship on whiteness, and discusses the changing face of labor in the twenty-first century.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Third Edition|
|Introducing the White Worker|
|On Autobiography and Theory: An Introduction||p. 3|
|The Prehistory of the White Worker: Settler Colonialism, Race and Republicanism before 1800||p. 19|
|Race and the Languages of Class from the Revolution to the Civil War|
|'Neither a Servent Nor a Master Am I': Keywords in the Languages of White Labor Republicanism||p. 43|
|White Slaves, Wage Slaves and Free White Labor||p. 65|
|Work, Culture and Whiteness In Industrializing America|
|Class, Coons and Crowds in Antebellum America||p. 95|
|White Skins, Black Masks: Minstrelsy and White Working Class Formation before the Civil War||p. 115|
|Irish-American Workers and White Racial Formation in the Antebellum United States||p. 133|
|The Limits of Emancipation and the Fate of Working Class Whiteness|
|Epilogue: A New Life and Old Habits||p. 167|
|Selected Writings||p. 185|
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