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Title:
Working toward Whiteness : how America's immigrants became White : the strange journey from Ellis Island to the suburbs
Author:
Roediger, David R.
Personal Author:
Physical Description:
vii, 339 pages ; 25 cm
Summary:
Even into the early part of the 20th century, ethnic groups such as Jews, Italians and Poles occupied a confused racial status in America. This text explores the murky realities of race in 20th century America, explaining how they transformed into the 'white ethnics' of today's America.
Language:
English
Contents:
New immigrants, race, and "ethnicity" in the long early twentieth century -- Popular language, social practice, and the messiness of race -- "The burden of proof rests with him" : new immigrants and the structures of racial inbetweenness -- Inside the wail : new immigrant racial consciousness -- "A vast amount of coercion" : the ironies of immigration restriction -- Finding homes in an era of restriction -- A New Deal, an industrial union, and a White House : what the new immigrant got into -- Afterword : the houses we've lived in and the workings of whiteness.
ISBN:
9780465070732

9780465070749
Format :
Book