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One Drop of Blood: The American Misadventure of Race

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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
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Hardcover, First Edition, 584 pages
Published January 28th 2000 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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Mark
Mar 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Jan 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
Red, White, and Black should be our national colors according to Malcomson.
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Jan 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
the best book ever! almost. everyone should read this. everyone
Mercer Smith
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone who cares or is interested in race relations in the history of the US must read this book.
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Aug 31, 2007 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
i haven't "been reading" this for months, but i read 3/4 of it. it's amazing.
William
Mar 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Any serious student of history and race relations must read this book.
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