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"Race" and racism : the development of modern racism in America

Author: Richard John Perry
Publisher: New York, N.Y. ; Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This study examines the origins and development of racism in North America through addressing the inception and persistence of the concept of 'race' and the biology of human variance.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard John Perry
ISBN: 9780230600775 0230600778
OCLC Number: 170035037
Description: xiii, 263 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: "Race" : fact or artifact? --
The biology of human variance --
Internal cohesion and social boundaries --
How did it start? --
Intellectual and political sources of racism --
From the Civil War to World War II --
From World War II to the present --
Will we ever be rid of it?
Responsibility: Richard J. Perry.
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Perry clearly understands that 'race' has no scientific basis, and his treatment of racism throughout is admirable. While this book is bound to ruffle some feathers, that is, in fact, a good thing. Read more...

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