9781844671458

Wages Of Whiteness Rev/Exp Pa

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  • ISBN13:

    9781844671458

  • ISBN10:

    1844671453

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 7/17/2007
  • Publisher: Random House

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Summary

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

Acknowledgements
Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction
Introducing the White Worker
On Autobiography and Theory: An Introductionp. 3
The Prehistory of the White Worker: Settler Colonialism, Race and Republicanism before 1800p. 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 Republicanismp. 43
White Slaves, Wage Slaves and Free White Laborp. 65
Work, Culture and Whiteness In Industrializing America
Class, Coons and Crowds in Antebellum Americap. 95
White Skins, Black Masks: Minstrelsy and White Working Class Formation before the Civil Warp. 115
Irish-American Workers and White Racial Formation in the Antebellum United Statesp. 133
The Limits of Emancipation and the Fate of Working Class Whiteness
Epilogue: A New Life and Old Habitsp. 167
Selected Writingsp. 185
Indexp. 189
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