White Supremacy

White Supremacy : A Comparative Study of American and South African History

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A comparative history of race relations in the U.S. and South Africa seeks to explain the different paths each nation followedshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 272.15g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • illus.
  • 0195030427
  • 9780195030426
  • 903,715

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Sophisticated, well-focused, and accessible. . . . provides exactly the context I need for a course in Apartheid. * Judiana Lawrence, St. John Fisher College * Thorough and interesting. Valuable background for my students. * Darcy James, Lewis Clark State College * One of the most brilliant and successful studies in comparative history ever written...sheds new light on the entire sweep of American and South African history. * David Brion Davis, The New York Times Book Review * A stunning work, Fredrickson's book is the most important study * by far * The history of race relations on two continents is enormously enriched by this comparative study. * C. Vann Woodward, Yale University *show more

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In this first comparative history of race relations in the United States and South Africa, George M. Fredrickson uncovers parallels and differences in the origin and expression of white supremacy in the two countries.show more

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