The Invention of the White Race

The Invention of the White Race

The second volume in a monumental study of the origins of racism in the US. In this second volume of his acclaimed study Theodore Allen explores how the degradation of African bond-laborers into slaves produced, for the first time in Anglo ...

Author: Theodore W. Allen

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1859840760

Category: History

Page: 372

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The second volume in a monumental study of the origins of racism in the US. In this second volume of his acclaimed study Theodore Allen explores how the degradation of African bond-laborers into slaves produced, for the first time in Anglo America, racism based on color differences. Theodore Allen traces the historical roots of the white supremacism that led European-American workers to oppose Abolitionism. This was in contrast to an earlier common feeling of oppression shared between European and African-American laborers. Allen examines the means by which European workers in the tobacco colonies were reduced from tenants and wage workers to chattel bond-labourers. The imposition by plantation owners of such onerous conditions of servitude created a potentially explosive situation that ultimately detonated in the famous Bacon's Rebellion -- the greatest demonstration in history, argues Allen, of solidarity between European-Americans and African-Americans against slavery. Rocked by the laboring class's solidarity, the plantation bourgeoisie sought a solution in the creation of a buffer stratum of poor whites, who now gained a privilege in their skin color protecting them from the enslavement visited upon Africans and African Americans. Such was, as Allen puts it, the invention of the white race, `that peculiar institution' that continues to haunt social relations in the US down to the present. An authoritative, masterly work, The Invention of the Whife Race is essential reading for students of US history and politics.
Categories: History

Invention of the White Race Volume 1

Invention of the White Race  Volume 1

In this seminal two-volume work, The Invention of the White Race, Theodore W. Allen tells the story of how America’s ruling classes created the category of the “white race” as a means of social control.

Author: Theodore W. Allen

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781781689691

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Groundbreaking analysis of the birth of racism in America. When the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there were no “white” people there. Nor, according to colonial records, would there be for another sixty years. In this seminal two-volume work, The Invention of the White Race, Theodore W. Allen tells the story of how America’s ruling classes created the category of the “white race” as a means of social control. Since that early invention, white privileges have enforced the myth of racial superiority, and that fact has been central to maintaining ruling-class domination over ordinary working people of all colors throughout American history. Volume I draws lessons from Irish history, comparing British rule in Ireland with the “white” oppression of Native Americans and African Americans. Allen details how Irish immigrants fleeing persecution learned to spread racial oppression in their adoptive country as part of white America. Since publication in the mid-nineties, The Invention of the White Race has become indispensable in debates on the origins of racial oppression in America. In this updated edition, scholar Jeffrey B. Perry provides a new introduction, a short biography of the author and a study guide.
Categories: Social Science

The Invention of the White Race Volume 2 The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo America Second Edition Vol 2

The Invention of the White Race  Volume 2  The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo America  Second Edition   Vol  2

In this seminal two-volume work, The Invention of the White Race, Theodore W. Allen tells the story of how America’s ruling classes created the category of the “white race” as a means of social control.

Author: Theodore W. Allen

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1844677699

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

View: 370

Groundbreaking analysis of the birth of racism in America. When the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there were no “white” people there. Nor, according to colonial records, would there be for another sixty years. In this seminal two-volume work, The Invention of the White Race, Theodore W. Allen tells the story of how America’s ruling classes created the category of the “white race” as a means of social control. Since that early invention, white privileges have enforced the myth of racial superiority, and that fact has been central to maintaining ruling-class domination over ordinary working people of all colors throughout American history. Volume I draws lessons from Irish history, comparing British rule in Ireland with the “white” oppression of Native Americans and African Americans. Allen details how Irish immigrants fleeing persecution learned to spread racial oppression in their adoptive country as part of white America. Since publication in the mid-nineties, The Invention of the White Race has become indispensable in debates on the origins of racial oppression in America. In this updated edition, scholar Jeffrey B. Perry provides a new introduction, a short biography of the author and a study guide.
Categories: Social Science

Invention of the White Race Volume 2

Invention of the White Race  Volume 2

Allen’s acclaimed study has become indispensable in debates on the origins of racial oppression in America. In this updated edition, scholar Jeffrey B. Perry provides a new introduction, a select bibliography and a study guide.

Author: Theodore W. Allen

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781781689707

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Groundbreaking analysis of the birth of racism in America. On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, Martin Luther King outlined a dream of an America where people would not be judged by the color of their skin. That dream has yet to be realized, but some three centuries ago it was a reality. Back then, neither social practice nor law recognized any special privileges in connection with being white. But by the early decades of the eighteenth century, that had all changed. Racial oppression became the norm in the plantation colonies, and African Americans suffered under its yoke for more than two hundred years. In Volume II of The Invention of the White Race, Theodore Allen explores the transformation that turned African bond-laborers into slaves and segregated them from their fellow proletarians of European origin. In response to labor unrest, where solidarities were not determined by skin color, the plantation bourgeoisie sought to construct a buffer of poor whites, whose new racial identity would protect them from the enslavement visited upon African Americans. This was the invention of the white race, an act of cruel ingenuity that haunts America to this day. Allen’s acclaimed study has become indispensable in debates on the origins of racial oppression in America. In this updated edition, scholar Jeffrey B. Perry provides a new introduction, a select bibliography and a study guide.
Categories: Social Science

The Invention of the White Race

The Invention of the White Race

In this seminal two-volume work, The Invention of the White Race, Theodore W. Allen tells the story of how America’s ruling classes created the category of the “white race” as a means of social control.

Author: Theodore W. Allen

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781839763939

Category: Social Science

Page: 800

View: 886

When the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there were no “white” people there. Nor, according to colonial records, would there be for another sixty years. In this seminal two-volume work, The Invention of the White Race, Theodore W. Allen tells the story of how America’s ruling classes created the category of the “white race” as a means of social control. Since that early invention, white privileges have enforced the myth of racial superiority, and that fact has been central to maintaining ruling-class domination over ordinary working people of all colors throughout American history. Since publication in the mid-nineties, The Invention of the White Race has become indispensable in debates on the origins of racial oppression in America. Finally Verso has brought both volumes togather in one seminal text.
Categories: Social Science

The Invention of the White Race

The Invention of the White Race

study of the origin of the paramount issue in American history , begins with a long look into an Irish mirror . ... between national and racial oppression , in terms of the recruitment of the intermediate buffer social control stratum ...

Author: Theodore W. Allen

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 086091660X

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 636

"A monumental study of the birth of racism in the American South which makes truly new and convincing points about one of the most critical problems in US history a highly original and seminal work."—David Roediger, University of Missouri
Categories: History

The Invention of the White Race The origin of racial oppression in Anglo America

The Invention of the White Race  The origin of racial oppression in Anglo America

Allen traces the history of plantations and slavery to show that it was the degradation of African-bonded labourers into slaves that produced racism based on colour.

Author: Theodore W. Allen

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: UOM:39015039075950

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

View: 819

Argues that before the 18th century, there was neither a white nor any other colour-determined race in North America. Allen traces the history of plantations and slavery to show that it was the degradation of African-bonded labourers into slaves that produced racism based on colour.
Categories: Social Science

The Invention of the White Race Volume 2

The Invention of the White Race  Volume 2

In this updated edition, scholar Jeffrey B. Perry provides a new introduction, a select bibliography and a study guide.

Author: Theodore W. Allen

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781844678440

Category: Social Science

Page: 422

View: 626

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, Martin Luther King outlined a dream of an America where people would not be judged by the color of their skin. That dream has yet to be realized, but some three centuries ago it was a reality. Back then, neither social practice nor law recognized any special privileges in connection with being white. But by the early decades of the eighteenth century, that had all changed. Racial oppression became the norm in the plantation colonies, and African Americans suffered under its yoke for more than two hundred years. In Volume II of The Invention of the White Race, Theodore Allen explores the transformation that turned African bond-laborers into slaves and segregated them from their fellow proletarians of European origin. In response to labor unrest, where solidarities were not determined by skin color, the plantation bourgeoisie sought to construct a buffer of poor whites, whose new racial identity would protect them from the enslavement visited upon African Americans. This was the invention of the white race, an act of cruel ingenuity that haunts America to this day.Allen’s acclaimed study has become indispensable in debates on the origins of racial oppression in America. In this updated edition, scholar Jeffrey B. Perry provides a new introduction, a select bibliography and a study guide.
Categories: Social Science

Race Ethnicity and Education

Race  Ethnicity and Education

Theodore Allen, The Invention of the White Race: The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America, Vol. II (New York: Verso, 1997), pp. 177-99; Theodore Allen, The Invention of the White Race: Vol. 1 Racial Oppression and Social Control ...

Author: David Scott

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607529378

Category: Social Science

Page: 341

View: 561

Categories: Social Science

The Politics of Race and Ethnicity in the United States

The Politics of Race and Ethnicity in the United States

The shifting notion of race is well articulated in Noel Ignatiev's 1995 book, How the Irish Became White; see also The Invention of the White Race, Vol. 1, Racial Oppression and Social Control (1994), by Theodore W. Allen.

Author: Sherrow O. Pinder

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137368607

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 670

Asks pertinent questions about the part race plays in determining nature of American identity and culture
Categories: Political Science

The Rise and Fall of the Caucasian Race

The Rise and Fall of the Caucasian Race

1: Racial Oppression and Social Control (London and New York: Verso, 1994), p. 57. 102. Allen, Invention of the White Race, vol. 1, pp. 48–51, 65–69; Philip Yale Nicholson, Who Do We Think We Are? Race and Racism in the Modern World ...

Author: Bruce Baum

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814739431

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 253

The term “Caucasian” is a curious invention of the modern age. Originating in 1795, the word identifies both the peoples of the Caucasus Mountains region as well as those thought to be “Caucasian”. Bruce Baum explores the history of the term and the category of the “Caucasian race” more broadly in the light of the changing politics of racial theory and notions of racial identity. With a comprehensive sweep that encompasses the understanding of "race" even before the use of the term “Caucasian,” Baum traces the major trends in scientific and intellectual understandings of “race” from the Middle Ages to the present day. Baum’s conclusions make an unprecedented attempt to separate modern science and politics from a long history of racial classification. He offers significant insights into our understanding of race and how the “Caucasian race” has been authoritatively invented, embraced, displaced, and recovered throughout our history.
Categories: Political Science

Why Don t the Poor Rise Up

Why Don t the Poor Rise Up

17 Theodore W. Allen, The Invention of the White Race: Racial Oppression and Social Control (New York: Verso, 1994). 18 Adapted from Joel Olson, “Whiteness and the 99%,” Bring The Ruckus, October 20, 2011, ...

Author: Ajamu Nangwaya

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781849352796

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 979

"Each of these essays is a sharpened weapon for the battles looming large on the horizon." -George Ciccariello-Maher, author of Building the Commune "Combining the most creative thought from the global North and South, Why Don't the Poor Rise Up? promises to be an indispensable resource for understanding why the new revolutionary movement of the 21st century will emerge from the ranks of the most marginalized by capitalism and colonialism." -Ajamu Baraka, editor of Black Agenda Report Even mainstream media like the New York Times and The Economist have recently posed the question: Why don't the poor rise up?, uneasily amazed that capitalism hasn't met with greater resistance. In the context of unparalleled global wealth disparity, ecological catastrophe, and myriad forms of structural oppression, this vibrant collection offers a reassessment of contemporary obstacles to mass mobilization, as well as examples from around the world of poor people overcoming those obstacles in inspiring and instructive new ways. With contributions from Idle No More cofounder Alex Wilson, noted Italian theorist Franco "Bifo" Berardi, and nineteen other scholars and activists from around the world, Why Don't the Poor Rise Up? presents a truly global range of perspectives that explore the question of revolution, its objective and subjective prerequisites, and its increasing likelihood in our time. Ajamu Nangwaya, Ph.D., is an educator at Seneca College with over twenty-five years of experience in community organizing and advocacy. Michael Truscello, Ph.D., is an educator at Mount Royal University and author of the forthcoming book- The Infrastructure Society.
Categories: Social Science

Whiteness and Racialized Ethnic Groups in the United States

Whiteness and Racialized Ethnic Groups in the United States

“The Legacy of White Supremacy and the Challenge of White Antiracist Mothering” Hypatia 22, no. 2 (2007): 20–38. ———. ... 10 (2004): 647 Allen, Theodore W. The Invention of the White Race: Racial Oppression and Social Control.

Author: Sherrow O. Pinder

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739164891

Category: History

Page: 195

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This book, about the genealogy of whiteness, racialized ethnic groups, and the future of race relations in the United States, is for undergraduate or graduate courses including political science, ethnic studies, American Studies, and multicultural and gender studies. Also, it is accessible and of interest to a broader audience, including the general public who are interested in the future of race relations in the United States.
Categories: History

Taking Down White Supremacy

Taking Down White Supremacy

I: Racial Oppression and Social Control; 3) comments from scholars and activists and Table of Contents for The Invention of the White Race Vol. II: The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America; and "The Developing Conjuncture and ...

Author: CCDS Socialist Education Project

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387547630

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White Out

White Out

“Towards a Phenomenology of Racial Embodiment.” Radical Philosophy 95. Aldrich, Nelson W., Jr. 1989. Old Money. New York: Knopf. Allen, Theodore W. 1994. The Invention of the White Race: Racial Oppression and Social Control.

Author: Ashley W. Doane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136064661

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 942

What does it mean to be white? This remains the question at large in the continued effort to examine how white racial identity is constructed and how systems of white privilege operate in everyday life. White Out brings together the original work of leading scholars across the disciplines of sociology, philosophy, history, and anthropology to give readers an important and cutting-edge study of "whiteness".
Categories: Social Science

Teaching Race and Anti Racism in Contemporary America

Teaching Race and Anti Racism in Contemporary America

This is the context for the theory-praxis nexus of analysis and political practice for social transformation, human liberation, and ecological survival. ... The Invention of the White Race: Racial Oppression and Social Control, Vol. 1.

Author: Kristin Haltinner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400771017

Category: Social Science

Page: 453

View: 997

This book presents thoughtful reflections and in-depth, critical analyses of the new challenges and opportunities instructors face in teaching race during what has been called the “post-racial era”. It examines the racial dimensions of the current political, economic, and cultural climate. The book features renowned scholars and experienced teachers from a range of disciplines and offers successful strategies for teaching important concepts through case studies and active learning exercises. It provides innovative strategies, novel lesson plans and classroom activities for college and university professors who seek effective methods and materials for teaching about race and racism to today’s students. A valuable handbook for educators, this book should be required reading for all graduate students and college instructors.
Categories: Social Science

Breaking the Code of Good Intentions

Breaking the Code of Good Intentions

Allen traces the origin and nature of the " white race " and how this concept was utilized as a means of social control , in The Invention of the White Race : Racial Oppression and Social Control ( vol . 1 , 1994 ) and The Origin of ...

Author: Melanie E. L. Bush

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742528642

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

View: 385

Breaking the Code of Good Intentions places the current-day white experience within a political, economic and social context by exploring the perceptions of students about identity, privilege, democracy, intergroup relations. This book documents how the everyday thinking of ordinary people contributes to the perpetuation of systemic racialized inequality and identifies opportunities to challenge these patterns, with particular recommendations for the educational system of the twenty-first century. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Categories: Social Science

Salzburger Migrants and Communal Memory in Georgia

Salzburger Migrants and Communal Memory in Georgia

... a lack of (self-)reflections about white 64 63 For the making of whiteness by means of social control see: Theodore W. Allen, The Invention of the White Race vol. 1: Racial Oppression and Social Control, Haymarket Series (London, ...

Author: Christine Marie Koch

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643912992

Category:

Page: 504

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The book investigates processes and strategies of remembering the so-called Georgia Salzburger exiles, German-speaking immigrants in the 18th century British colony of Georgia. The longitudinal study explores the construction of Georgia Salzburger memory in what is today Austria, Germany and the United States from the 18th to the 21st century. The focus is set on processes of memoria throughout three centuries at the intersections between the creation of German-American, Lutheran, U.S.-American and `Southern' identity, memories of migration, nativism and Whiteness.
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Reimagining Hagar

Reimagining Hagar

1: Racial Oppression and Social Control (New York: Verso, 2012); and Theodore Allen, The Invention of the White Race, 2nd ed., vol. 2: The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America (New York: Verso, 2012). For an interactive graphic ...

Author: Nyasha Junior

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198745327

Category: Bible

Page: 176

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Reimagining Hagar illustrates that while interpretations of Hagar as Black are not frequent within the entire history of her interpretation, such interpretations are part of strategies to emphasize elements of Hagar's story in order to associate or disassociate her from particular groups. It considers how interpreters engage markers of difference, including gender, ethnicity, status and their intersections in their portrayals of Hagar. Nyasha Junior offers a reception history that examines interpretations of Hagar with a focus on interpretations of Hagar as a Black woman. Reception history within biblical studies considers the use, impact, and influence of biblical texts and looks at a necessarily small number of points within the long history of the transmission of biblical texts. This volume covers a limited selection of interpretations over time that is not intended to be a representative sample of interpretations of Hagar. It is beyond the scope of this book to offer a comprehensive collection of interpretations of Hagar throughout the history of biblical interpretation or in popular culture. Junior argues for the African presence in biblical texts; identifies and responds to White supremacist interpretations; offers cultural-historical interpretation that attends to the history of biblical interpretation within Black communities; and provides ideological criticism that uses the African-American context as a reading strategy. Reimagining Hagar offers a history of interpretation, but also expands beyond interpretation among Black communities to consider how various interpreters have identified Hagar as Black.
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Everyday Forms of Whiteness

Everyday Forms of Whiteness

... this concept was utilized as a means of social control, in The Invention of the White Race: Racial Oppression and Social Control (vol. 1, 1994) and The Origin ofRacial Oppression in Anglo-America (vol. 2, 1997).

Author: Melanie E. L. Bush

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742599994

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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The second edition of Melanie Bush's acclaimed Everyday Forms of Whiteness looks at the often-unseen ways racism impacts our lives. The author has interviewed and surveyed hundreds of college students and reveals that even though we talk as though we live in a "post-racial" world after the election of Barack Obama, racism is still very much a factor in everyday life. The second edition incorporates new data and interviews to show how the everyday thinking of ordinary people contributes to the perpetuation of systemic racialized inequality. The book introduces key terms for the study for race and ethnicity, reveals the mechanisms that support the racial hierarchy in U.S. society, then outlines ways we can challenge long-standing patterns of racial inequality.
Categories: Social Science