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Wages of Whiteness by David R. Roediger Term Paper

… ¶ … Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class by David R. Roediger. Specifically it will contain an analysis of the book, including central issues and thesis of the author. Roediger's book is basically a history of racism in the United States, beginning with colonial racism and working its way up to the present. The author's thesis that racism of a "sense of whiteness" developed "hand in hand" with the development of the working class in the country (Roediger 8). However, the author attempts to place race in a larger perspective than just class, but rather to the larger issues of race, class, and racism in society, and how society manages those issues. Thus, the author explores the conceptual categories…. [read more]

Working Class Race Term Paper

… Working Class Race

The correlation between Eastern European late coming immigrants of the late 19th and early 20th century and that of newly freed blacks during reconstruction is frequently made by social scientists and others. Many conclude that the treatment of newly freed blacks and especially Irish immigrants was similar, as they were both seen as unending sources of low wage labor to fuel the industrial revolution in the new United States. It is for this reason that a comparison and contrast is appropriate for historical proposes between books that discuss each of the two cultures, as they were subjugated and disenfranchised from social and official rights and opportunities. In the work How the Irish Became White, Ignatiev discusses the issue of the grey areas…. [read more]

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