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Author Gossett, Thomas F., 1916-

Title Race : the history of an idea in America / Thomas F. Gossett.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.

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Edition New ed.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 520 pages).
Series Race and American culture
Race and American culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-510) and index.
Contents ch. 1 Early race theories -- ch. 2 England's American colonies and race theories -- ch. 3 Eighteenth- century anthropology -- ch. 4 Nineteenth-century anthropology -- ch. 5 The Teutonic origins theory -- ch. 6 The Study of language and literature -- ch. 7 Race and social Darwinism -- ch. 8 The Social gospel and race -- ch. 9 Literary naturalism and race -- ch. 10 The Indian in the nineteenth century -- ch. 11 The Status of the Negro: 1865-1915 -- ch. 12 Anti-immigration agitation: 1865-1915 -- ch. 13 Imperialism and the Anglo-Saxon -- ch. 14 World War I and racism -- ch. 15 Racism in the 1920s -- ch. 16 The Scientific revolt against racism -- ch. 17 The Battle against prejudice.
Summary When Tom Gosset's Race: The History of an Idea in America appeared more than a generation ago, it explored the impact of race theory on literature in a way that anticipated the entire current scholarly discourse on the subject. Though it has gone out of print, it has never been rendered obsolete. Its reprinting is a boon to younger scholars in particular who are unfamiliar with its rich presentation of fact and its clear, efficient analysis, from which so much later theorizing has developed. With a new afterword by and about the author, and an introduction by series editors Arnold Rampersad an.
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Subject Racism -- United States.
Race awareness -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
Minorities -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Gossett, Thomas F., 1916- Race. New ed. New York : Oxford University Press, 1997 0195097777 0195097785 (DLC) 96038769 (OCoLC)35559046
ISBN 1423740696 (electronic bk.)
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