The History of White People
The History of White People
Nell Irvin Painter

Telling perhaps the most important forgotten story in American history, eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter guides us through more than two thousand years of Western civilization, illuminating not only the invention of race but also the frequent praise of "whiteness" for economic, scientific, and political ends. A story filled with towering historical figures, The History of White People closes a huge gap in literature that has long focused on the non-white and forcefully reminds us that the concept of “race” is an all-too-human invention whose meaning, importance, and reality have changed as it has been driven by a long and rich history of events.

Title The History of White People
Author Nell Irvin Painter
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Dewey Classification 907
Title First Published 18 April 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 496 p.
ISBN-10 0393339742
ISBN-13 9780393339741
Publication Date 18 April 2011
Main content page count 496
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $18.95

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