The Rise and Fall of the White Republic: Class Politics and Mass Culture in 19th Century America

The Rise and Fall of the White Republic Class Politics and Mass Culture in th Century America In this acclaimed historical study Alexander Saxton establishes the centrality of white racism to American politics and culture Examining images of race at a popular level from blackface minstrelsy t

  • Title: The Rise and Fall of the White Republic: Class Politics and Mass Culture in 19th Century America
  • Author: Alexander Saxton David R. Roediger
  • ISBN: 9781859844670
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this acclaimed historical study, Alexander Saxton establishes the centrality of white racism to American politics and culture Examining images of race at a popular level from blackface minstrelsy to the construction of the Western hero, from grassroots political culture to dime novels as well as the philosophical constructions of the political elite, it is a powerfIn this acclaimed historical study, Alexander Saxton establishes the centrality of white racism to American politics and culture Examining images of race at a popular level from blackface minstrelsy to the construction of the Western hero, from grassroots political culture to dime novels as well as the philosophical constructions of the political elite, it is a powerful and comprehensive account of the ideological forces at work in the formation of modern America.

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    1. Jacob

      Saxton has written a masterful examination of the central question of nineteenth-century American history: why did racism prove so pervasive and appear in such a multitude of forms, seemingly regardless of the circumstances in which it existed? Right from the introduction, Saxton stakes a claim for what might be called a purely ideological view of racism's origins (which I think is more broadly accepted now than 25 years ago, when he wrote this book). He then demonstrates how features unique to [...]

    2. Paul

      I reviewed this book four years ago in WOID: theorangepress/woid/woid19In retrospect, Saxton's reading of the fall and rise of American white privilege becomes even more salient in view of the forthcoming elections.

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