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Whiteness of a different color : European immigrants and the alchemy of race / Matthew Frye Jacobson.

  • Jacobson, Matthew Frye, 1958-
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Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999.

Physical description

x, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-323) and index.


"Free white persons" in the Republic, 1790-1840 -- Anglo-Saxons and others, 1840-1924 -- Becoming Caucasian, 1924-1965 -- 1877: the instability of race -- Looking Jewish, seeing Jews -- The crucible of empire -- Naturalization and the courts -- The dawning civil rights era -- Epilogue: ethnic revival and the denial of white privilege.

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Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2004. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet. This volume is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.



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