Racism has ratings and 25 reviews. Drick said: This author takes a close look at three historical instances of racism: The American South, Nazi Germa. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Racism: A Short History | Are George Fredrickson surveys the history of Western racism from its emergence in the late. Surveys the history of Western racism from its emergence in the late Middle Ages to the present. Beginning with medieval anti-Semitism, the author traces the.

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With a rare blend of learning, economy, and cutting insight, George Fredrickson surveys the history of Western racism from its emergence in the late Middle Ages to the present.

An interesting and, given the seeming rise of at least a strain of xenophobia in US and world politics, perhaps very timely read. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who may not believe racism is still a societal issue, or for people who wish historg have a greater knowledge and another resource in their toolbelt of academic opinion.

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The book begins with a description of events just prior to the “Limpieza de For its length, I think this book does an excellent job of examining the history of “race” and “racism. First, some attempts at definition. Mathieu rated it it was amazing Oct 15, You are commenting using your Facebook account.


Feb 26, Alex Blance rated it liked it Shelves: What forms racksm it taken throughout the world? The ideology of social Darwinism spread across the world in 18th and 19 centuries and its effect on modern society is still seen today.

Aug 14, Joshua Lawson rated it liked it Shelves: These are the general questions George Fredrickson attempts to answer in Racism: Published July 22nd by Princeton University Press first published Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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It’s a thought-provoking and potentially useful definition for a term typically used in much broader, more vague senses, senses in which the author suggests that Not quite what I expected it to be, this book defined racism much more narrowly than is typical in public discourse—a system in which a hierarchy s created between different groups by official means i.

Really made me think about racism differently. Not sure if I agree with everything in this book but it is incredibly well written, thoughtful and even creative.

Racism: A Short History

I learned that racism started with discriminating against Jews. Does a good job of creating and utilizing a specific taxonomy of racist societies and regimes; very useful.

Definitely worth a read. You are commenting using your Twitter account. It is distinguished not only by its original comparison of modern racism’s two most significant varieties–white supremacy and antisemitism–but also by its eminent readability.


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Second, the varieties of racism that developed in the West had greater impact on world history than any functional equivalent that we might detect in another era or part of the world. Rcaism he does a great job of describing the ways in which the kind of dehumanization that characterizes antisemitism and white supremacy are possible, he talks less about the motives of the regimes in question for codifying racist power dynamics.

The book begins fredricksoj a description of events just prior to the “Limpieza de Sangre” campaign in 15th century Spain, and charts the evolution of xenophobia into its dastardly and all-too-familiar relative. A comparative history of anti-Semitism and racism. Email required Address never made public. Open Preview See a Problem?

As such I was left feeling something signficant was missing. Those looking for in-depth analysis or commentary on topics salient to ongoing or emerging debates; e. Other posts in this series include: Basic idea is that overt racist regimes appeared and disappeared in the 20th century.

On a small scale you will always have racism left, however enlightened a society is.