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Racism : a global reader
Reilly, Kevin, 1941-
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Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, [2003]

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xiv, 400 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
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Racism has existed throughout the world for centuries and has been at the root of innumerable conflicts and human tragedies, including war, genocide, slavery, bigotry, and discrimination. Defined broadly, racism has had many forms and effects, from caste prejudice in India and mass extermination in Tasmania to slavery in the Americas and the Holocaust in Europe. Put simply, racism has been one of the overriding forces in world history for more than a millennium. This book provides a global perspective of racism in its myriad forms. Consisting of twelve parts and fifty-one articles, it focuses on racism worldwide over the past thousand years. It includes three types of articles: original documents, scholarly essays, and journalistic accounts.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Acknowledgments
1 Race: Definitions and Problems
You're Smart If You Know What Race You AreStevan A. Holmes
Color's Only Skin Deep: More Scientists Rejecting Race Concept, Saying It's a Social Idea with No Biological RealityRobert S. Boyd
2 Toward a Definition of Racism: Some Test Cases From Caste and Race in IndiaG.S. Ghurye
Caste May Be India's Moral Achilles' HeelBarbara Crosette
In Black and WhiteJared Diamond
The Social Perception of Skin Color in JapanHiroshi Wagatsuma
A History of the Outcaste: Untouchability in JapanJohn Price
Japan's Forgotten People Try to Make Voices HeardNicholas D. Kristof
3 A Model of Racism: Settler Expansion and the "Internal Other"
From Race and Slavery in the Middle East: An Historical EnquiryBernard Lewis
From the Vermilion Bird: T'ang Images of the SouthEdward H. Schafer
The Origins of Racism in England and SpainAudrey Smedley
4 European Settler Society: The Iberian Conquest of the New World
Hispaniola Bartolomeo de Las Casas
From Red Gold: The Conquest of the Brazilian Indians, 1500-1760John Hemming
5 European Settler Colonialism: North America
From of Plymouth PlantationWilliam Bradford
Narrative of the Captivity and RestorationMary Rowlandson
Remarks Concerning the Savages of North AmericaBenjamin Franklin
National Expansion from the Indian PerspectiveR. David Edmunds
6 Settler Racism and Slavery
Race and RacismKevin Reilly
Life of an American SlaveFrederick Douglass
From Incidents in the Life of a Slave GirlHarriet A. Jacobs
7 European Settlers in Asia and Ideologies of Racism
From Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western DominanceMichael Adas
From the Mismeasure of ManStephen Jay Gould
From Essay on the Inequality of Human RacesArthur de Gobineau
The Internal Brand of the Scarlet "W"Stephen Jay Gould
Group Definition and the Idea of "Race" in Modern China (1793-1949)Frank Dikotter
8 Imperialism and Settler Racism
Racism in the United States and South AfricaKevin Reilly
From Max Havelaar Multatuli
From Burmese DaysGeorge Orwell
On the Exclusion of Chinese WorkersSenator John F. Miller
9 Racism Against the "Internal Other": Anti-Semitism
Chronicle Solomon bar Simson
Regulation of the Jewish Community, Florence, 1463
On the Jews, 1543Martin Luther
The Discovery of Anti-Semitism in ViennaAdolf Hitler
Blacks in Germany During the Third Reich: Star of David Not RequiredStephen Kaufman
10 The Holocaust and Twentieth-Century Genocide
The Armenian GenocideRobert F. Melson
The Nanking Holocaust: Tragedy, Trauma and ReconciliationPeter Li
The Nuremberg Laws, 1935
KristallnachtStephen Kaufman
Testimony at NurembergRudolf Hoes
Once Chosen, Tribal Elites Now Suffer ConsequencesWilliam E. Schmidt
11 Overcoming Racism in Twentieth-Century Settler Societies
I Have a DreamMartin Luther King, Jr.
For Many Immigrants, Canada's Racial "Mosaic" Pales at TopHoward Schneider
Black Power! Russell Watson withJoseph Contreras and Joshua Hammer
From No Future Without ForgivenessDesmond Mpilo Tutu
Israeli in Disguise Learns the Anguish of an ArabThomas L. Friedman
Hong Kong Crusaders Against Racism Gain Little Support, Even from VictimsKeith B. Richburg
12 Protecting All Others
From the Holocaust, the French, and the JewsSusan Zuccotti
On the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, United Nations
Statement on Race and Racial Prejudice UNESCO
Toward an End of Blackness: An Argument for the Surrender of Race ConsciousnessJim Sleeper
Aversive Racism and the Need for Affirmative ActionJohn Dovidio
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