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The author gives a very distorted history of whiteness as a racial category.
The end result is thought-provoking, certainly controversial, and more into the realm of history of ideas than most lay people will be comfortable with.
This is a fascinating book, scholarly and erudite, well researched and well documented by a respected historian.
A curious attempt to re-write the mythologized "white people" history by a brave black researcher. She succeeds mainly, mastering her erudition. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Paul V. KATCHALOV
Spanning from Ancient Greece to the present, the goal of The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter goal is both simple and impossible: to track the elusive definition of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by king of chapter one
Painter's The History of White People is a well-written, thoroughly-researched account of how the definition of "white people" changed though history, from ancient Greece... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alphonse
I was interested in an objective history of white people; the good and the bad. This isn't what I was looking for. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Excruciating Headache
"And in the genetic sense all people-and all Americans-are African descended." P. 391
To recognize in 2014 that race was/is a social construct, does not take an... Read more
I had to read excerpts of this book in one of my social studies classes and I'm more than willing to keep an open mind to an authors theories but it became clear very fast that her... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Justin J. Larsen
this was amazing book can't explain just read the book super fanatic outrages .thank bye
I had a amazing time reading this with my family just read the book