Racism has ratings and 25 reviews. Drick said: This author takes a close look at three historical instances of racism: The American South, Nazi Germa. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Racism: A Short History | Are George Fredrickson surveys the history of Western racism from its emergence in the late. Surveys the history of Western racism from its emergence in the late Middle Ages to the present. Beginning with medieval anti-Semitism, the author traces the.

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The other major shortcoming is that Fredrickson tells the history from the dominant culture point of view, rarely drawing on sources from the oppressed. In fact, by the time one reaches that humbly framed concluding sentence of George M. Fredrickson also gets a bit repetitive in his attempt to synthesize. Basic idea is that overt racist regimes appeared and disappeared in the 20th century.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Fredrickson then makes the first sustained comparison between the color-coded racism of nineteenth-century America and the antisemitic racism that appeared in Fredtickson around the same time.

Aug 14, Joshua Lawson rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 29, Allie rated it liked it. A criticism I would present is that Frederickson neglects the economic and political motives in the establishment of African slavery in the British American colonial period.


A good bookto read. His overview primarily focuses on the grand scale of politics, religion, and historu associated with racial fredruckson. Are antisemitism and white supremacy manifestations of a general phenomenon? He argues that anything that lacks one or the other of these characteristics, however negative, could be called culturalism or prejudice but it would not be racism. I learned that racism started with discriminating against Jews.

Dec 21, Paul rated it liked it. Aug 15, Jon rated it it was amazing Shelves: In its early days, many used racism as a justification for slavery. Nov 07, Lock rated it really liked it. I had to read this one for class. Hence we can study its emergence in a time historj place for which we have a substantial historical record.

A Short History” is great for what it is, an introduction. I look forward to reading more from Fredrickson and others in his field as I attempt to put the pieces together for myself. Want to Read Fredricksson Reading Read. While I had read accounts of the separate development of antisemitism and white supremacy, I hadn’t encountered a study that so thoroughly and consistently related them to one another, crafting a single historical narrative and detailing the religious, philosophical, and “scientific” interplay between the two tendencies.

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As you can see, Racism: With this definition in mind Syort goes on to provide a brief overview of racism in Western society. He finds similarity enough to justify the common label but also major differences in the nature and functions of the stereotypes invoked. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dec 10, Brent rated it it was ok.


Racism: A Short History

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who may not believe racism is still a societal issue, or for people who wish to have a greater knowledge and another resource in their toolbelt of academic opinion.

He also forces fredricksob to reckon with the fact that white history has justified racism for a long time,and only in the last 60 years has begun to really frredrickson this around. Lists with This Book. I also agree with Fredrickson’s assessment of the possible future forms of racism: You are commenting using your WordPress.

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One thing I have been wondering about is why Fredrickson doesn’t mention ancient Greece as some kind of proto-racism. Fredrickson demonstrates how the rise of German Nationalism contributed to the rise of exclusionist policies and eventually to the racism of the Third Reich.