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The Color of Politics: Race and the Mainsprings of American Politics

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How has race determined the course of American history? From the Revolution to the New Deal, from the Civil War to World War II, race has been at the center of virtually every national turning point. In a brilliant book, Michael Goldfield doggedly documents the persistence of racism in the American nation through a penetrating assessment of racism in the labor movement.


Paperback, 404 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by The New Press
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Shelves: history, race, labor-class
In which Goldfield attempts to tackle the Sombart question by placing race at the center of American politics from before the revolution to the modern day:

"Race has been the central ingredient, not merely in undermining solidarity when broad struggles have erupted, not merely in dividing workers, but also in providing an alternative white male nonclass worldview and structure of identity that have exerted their force during both stable and confrontational times. It has provided the everyday fram
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