|Author:||David R. Roediger|
|Title:||Working Toward Whiteness: How America's Immigrants Became White: The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs|
|Format:||mbr docx docx lit|
|ePUB size:||1650 kb|
|FB2 size:||1216 kb|
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|Publisher:||Basic Books; 7.9.2006 edition (August 8, 2006)|
How did immigrants to the United States come to see themselves as white? David R. Roediger has been in the vanguard of the study of race and labor in American history for decades. He first came to prominence as the author of The Wages of Whiteness. David Roediger has given us another of our most compelling, incisive, and elegant analyses of racial subjugation and ing in the United Sates. Working Toward Whiteness is a brilliant investigation of that historical zone where institutions, ideas, and street-level experiences meet and give form to one another. It may be Roediger's most powerful contribution yet. An exemplary work.
David Roediger has been toiling for years in the historical trenches, documenting the social construction of race. This is another solid entry in that category. It's not exhaustive, but compiles material on how Eastern and Southern European immigrants to the . The category of "white people" is treated as a given, and as a constant in the . today, but Roediger and others reveal the shifting meaning of the category, and the fight that various groups have waged to gain entry into the "white club" with its privileges. The strange Journey from Ellis Isla. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago. By exposing the racial side of the European immigrants. improvement has to do with what color you are and nothing more in the United Stated of America.
Working Toward Whiteness book. How did immigrants to the United States come to see themselves as white? David R. He first came to prominence as the author of The Wages of Whiteness, a classic study of racism in the development of a white working class in nineteenth-century America. In Working Toward Whitene How did immigrants to the United States come to see themselves as white? David R.
In Working Toward Whiteness, he brings that history forward into the twentieth-century. Roediger recounts how American ethnic groups considered white today-including Jewish-, Italian-, and e occupied a liminal racial status in their new country, and only gradually achieved the status of white Americans. From ethnic slurs to racially restrictive covenants-the racist real estate agreements that kept immigrants out of white er explores the murky realities of race in twentieth-century America. Working Toward Whiteness is a tour de forc. his book will be the point-of-departure for future studies of ‘whiteness. -Rudolph J. Vecoli, professor of history, University of Minnesota. New York: Basic Books, 2005.
Working Toward Whiteness: How America's Immigrants Became White; The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs. Working Toward Whiteness: How America's Immigrants Became White; The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs. Cite this publication.
In Working Toward Whiteness, Roediger continues that history into the twentieth century. He recounts how ethnic groups considered white today - including Jewish-, Italian-, and Polish-Americans - were once viewed as undesirables by the WASP establishment in the United States.
Working Toward Whiteness charts the strange transformation of new immigrants into the "white ethnics" of America today - and into America's cultural insiders.
Working Toward Whiteness. How America's Immigrants Became White: The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs. by David R. Roediger. In Working Toward Whiteness, Roediger continues that history into the twentieth century. Once assimilated as fully white, many of them adopted the racism of those whites who formerly looked down on them as inferior.
David Roediger’s book Working Toward Whiteness: How America’s Immigrants Became White: The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs continues his provocative exploration of whiteness studies by examining how southern and eastern European immigrants became white during the first half of the twentieth century. View More by This Author. This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. From Publishers Weekly. Roediger hearkens back to the 1924 immigration restrictions, showing how they drove the "great migration" of African-Americans northward, thus rendering immigrants less "foreign" to some entrenched whites. Reinforcing that were the immigrant drive for home ownership, backed by New Deal era restrictive racial covenants and laws against interracial marriage.