One Drop of Blood: The American Misadventure of Race
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One Drop of Blood: The American Misadventure of Race

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Why has a nation dedicated to freedom and universal ideals continually produced, through its preoccupation with race, an unhappily divided people?

Scott L. Malcomson's search for an answer took him to communities across the country and deep into our past. From Virginia colonists 'going native' onward, Malcomson argues, Americans, in their mania for self-invention, pioneere...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 584 pages
Published January 28th 2000 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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I was amazed at how much I didn't know about race relations in America. For example: segregation may have lasted longest in the south but the concept contamination by contact the laws that embodied it were first promulgated in the northern and western states after the Civil War. This was an important book for me.
Any serious student of history and race relations must read this book.
Red, White, and Black should be our national colors according to Malcomson.
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i haven't "been reading" this for months, but i read 3/4 of it. it's amazing.
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the best book ever! almost. everyone should read this. everyone
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