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Class Struggle and the Origins of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race

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Published 2006 (first published 1975)
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Recommends it for: U.S., African-American, Labor, Caribbean, History, Whiteness Studies, Politics, Economics, Sociology

Key Components of Theodore W. Allen's Analysis include:

When the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there were no "white" people there; nor, according to the colonial records, would there be for another sixty years.

Throughout much of the seventeenth century conditions in Virginia were quite similar for Afro-American and Euro-American laboring people and the "white race" did not exist.

There were many significant instances of labor unrest and solidarity in Virginia, especially during the 1
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