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    • The History of White People

    • By: Nell Irvin Painter
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A mind-expanding and myth-destroying exploration of notions of white race—not merely a skin color but also a signal of power, prestige, and beauty to be withheld and granted selectively. Ever since the Enlightenment, race theory and its inevitable partner, racism, have followed a crooked road, constructed by dominant peoples to justify their domination of others. Filling a huge gap in historical literature that long focused on the non-white, eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter guides us through more than two thousand years of Western civilization, tracing not only the invention of the idea of race but also the frequent worship of “whiteness” for economic, social, scientific, and political ends.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Destroys the myth that race is about skin color

    • By Emily L. on 08-25-14

    Regular price: $29.95