The History of White People

The History of White People

Nell Irvin Painter

A New York Times bestseller: “This great new ebook . . . [explores] the ‘notion of whiteness,’ an idea as risky because it is seductive.”―Boston Globe

Telling probably crucial forgotten tale in American heritage, eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter publications us via greater than thousand years of Western civilization, illuminating not just the discovery of race but in addition the widespread compliment of “whiteness” for monetary, medical, and political ends. a narrative packed with towering ancient figures, The historical past of White People closes an incredible hole in literature that has lengthy thinking about the non-white and forcefully reminds us that the idea that of “race” is an all-too-human invention whose that means, value, and truth have replaced because it has been pushed by means of a protracted and wealthy historical past of occasions. 70 black-and-white illustrations

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