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Racial fault lines : the historical origins of white supremacy in California

Racial fault lines : the historical origins of white supremacy in California

Author: Tomás Almaguer
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New ed.], with a new prafaceView all editions and formats

Features the ethnic history of California since the late nineteenth-century Anglo-American conquest and the institutionalization of 'white supremacy' in the state. This work provides a portrait of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tomás Almaguer
ISBN: 9780520257863 0520257863
OCLC Number: 1005614247
Notes: Previous edition: 1994.
Description: xvi, 281 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: "We desire only a white population in California" : the transformation of Mexican California in historical-sociological perspective --
pt. 1. Racial ambiguities, class realities, and "half civilized" Mexicans in Anglo California --
"The true significance of the word 'white'" --
"The ravages of time and the intrusion of modern American civilization" --
pt. 2. White civilization's crusade against the "devils of the forest" --
"Before the march of civilization he must give way" --
"Unfit and incapable of being associated with whites on any terms of equality" --
pt. 3. Racialized class conflict and Asian immigrants in Anglo California --
"They can be hired in masses; they can be managed and controlled like unthinking slaves" --
"In the hands of people whose experience has been only to obey a master rather than think and manage for themselves."
Responsibility: Tomás Almaguer.


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"Almaguer's book on the historical development of racism in California in the second half of the 19th century has been long awaited." * American Journal of Sociology * "This book is the first attempt Read more...

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