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Roediger, David R.

Works: 92 works in 329 publications in 1 language and 13,941 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Exhibition catalogs  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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Most widely held works by David R Roediger
Colored White : transcending the racial past by David R Roediger( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume Roediger argues that in its political workings its distribution of advantages and its unspoken assumptions, the United States is a 'still white' nation. Race is decidedly not over
Working toward Whiteness : how America's immigrants became White : the strange journey from Ellis Island to the suburbs by David R Roediger( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even into the early part of the 20th century, ethnic groups such as Jews, Italians and Poles occupied a confused racial status in America. This text explores the murky realities of race in 20th century America, explaining how they transformed into the 'white ethnics' of today's America
The wages of whiteness : race and the making of the American working class by David R Roediger( Book )

54 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies working class racism in the United States and discusses what psychological and ideological beliefs contribute to the racial stereotypes that separate white and African-American workers
How race survived US history : from settlement and slavery to the Obama phenomenon by David R Roediger( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this absorbing chronicle of the role of race in US history, David R. Roediger explores how the idea of race was created and recreated from the 1600s to the present day. From the late seventeenth century - the era in which DuBois located the emergence of "whiteness"--Through the American revolution and the emancipatory Civil War, to the civil rights movement and the emergence of the American empire, How Race Survived US History reveals how race did far more than persist as an exception in a progressive national history. Roediger examines how race intersected all that was dynamic and progressive in US history, from democracy and economic development to migration and globalization." "Exploring the evidence that the USA will become a majority "nonwhite" nation in the next fifty years, this masterful account shows how race remains at the heart of American life in the twenty-first century."--Jacket
The production of difference : race and the management of labor in U.S. history by David R Roediger( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this eye-opening book, David Roediger and Elizabeth Esch offer a radically new way of understanding the history of management in the United States, placing race, migration, and empire at the center of what has sometimes been narrowly seen as a search for efficiency and economy. Ranging from the antebellum period to the coming of the Great Depression, the book examines the extensive literature slave masters produced on how to manage and "develop" slaves; explores what was perhaps the greatest managerial feat in U.S. history, the building of the transcontinental railroad, which pitted Chinese and Irish work gangs against each other; and concludes by looking at how these strategies survive today in the management of hard, low-paying, dangerous jobs in agriculture, military support, and meatpacking. Roediger and Esch convey what slaves, immigrants, and all working people were up against as the objects of managerial control. Managers explicitly ranked racial groups, both in terms of which labor they were best suited for and their relative value compared to others. The authors show how whites relied on such alleged racial knowledge to manage and believed that the "lesser races" could only benefit from their tutelage. These views wove together managerial strategies and white supremacy not only ideologically but practically, every day at workplaces. Even in factories governed by scientific management, the impulse to play races against each other, and to slot workers into jobs categorized by race, constituted powerful management tools used to enforce discipline, lower wages, keep workers on dangerous jobs, and undermine solidarity."--Publisher's description
Black on white : Black writers on what it means to be white by David R Roediger( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this thought-provoking volume, David R. Roediger has brought together some of the most important black writers throughout history to explore the question: What does it really mean to be white in America' From folktales and slave narratives to contemporary essays, poetry, and fiction, black writers have long been among America's keenest students of white consciousness and white behavior, but until now much of this writing has been ignored. Black on White reverses this trend by presenting the work of more than fifty major figures, including James Baldwin, Derrick Bell, Ralph Ellison, W.E.B. Du Bois, bell hooks, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker to take a closer look at the many meanings of whiteness in our society. Rich in irony, artistry, passion, and common sense, these reflections on what Langston Hughes called "the ways of white folks" illustrate how whiteness as a racial identity derives its meaning not as a biological category but as a social construct designed to uphold racial inequality. Powerful and compelling, Black on White provides a much-needed perspective that is sure to have a major impact on the study of race and race relations in America. From the Trade Paperback edition
The construction of whiteness : an interdisciplinary analysis of race formation and the meaning of a white identity by Stephen Middleton( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume collects interdisciplinary essays that examine the crucial intersection between whiteness as a privileged racial category and the various material practices (social, cultural, political, and economic) that undergird white ideological influence in America. In truth, the need to examine whiteness as a problem has rarely been grasped outside academic circles. The ubiquity of whiteness--its pervasive quality as an ideal that is at once omnipresent and invisible--makes it the very epitome of the mainstream in America. And yet the undeniable relationship between whiteness and inequality in this country necessitates a thorough interrogation of its formation, its representation, and its reproduction. Essays here seek to do just that work. Editors and contributors interrogate whiteness as a social construct, revealing the underpinnings of narratives that foster white skin as an ideal of beauty, intelligence, and power. Contributors examine whiteness from several disciplinary perspectives, including history, communication, law, sociology, and literature. Its breadth and depth makes The Construction of Whiteness a refined introduction to the critical study of race for a new generation of scholars, undergraduates, and graduate students. Moreover, the interdisciplinary approach of the collection will appeal to scholars in African and African American studies, ethnic studies, cultural studies, legal studies, and more. This collection delivers an important contribution to the field of whiteness studies in its multifaceted impact on American history and culture"--
Our own time : a history of American labor and the working day by David R Roediger( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Own Time retells the story of American labor by focusing on the politics of time and the movements for a shorter working day. It argues that the length of the working day has been the central issue for the American labor movement during its most vigorous periods of activity, uniting workers along lines of craft, gender and ethnicity. The authors hold that the workweek is likely again to take on increased significance as workers face the choice between a society based on free time and one based on alienated work and unemployment
Seizing freedom : slave emancipation and liberty for all by David R Roediger( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did America recover after its years of civil war? How did freed men and women, former slaves, respond to their newly won freedom? David Roediger's radical new history redefines the idea of freedom after the jubilee, using fresh sources and texts to build on the leading historical accounts of Emancipation and Reconstruction. Reinstating ex-slaves' own "freedom dreams" in constructing these histories, Roediger creates a masterful account of the emancipation and its ramifications on a whole host of day-to-day concerns for Whites and Blacks alike, such as property relations, gender roles, and labor
Towards the abolition of whiteness : essays on race, politics, and working class history by David R Roediger( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haymarket scrapbook( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Marking the 125th anniversary of the 1886 bombing at Chicago's Haymarket Square, in a revised and expanded edition co-published with the Charles H. Kerr Company, this profusely illustrated anthology reproduces hundreds of original documents, speeches, posters, and handbills, as well as contributions by many of today's finest labor and radical historians focusing on Haymarket's enduring influence around the world -including the eight-hour workday
The meaning of slavery in the North( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Brown by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the history of slavery and its legacy, the figure of John Brown looms large as a righteous and bloody abolitionist martyr whose insurrection against slavery polarized a nation and precipitated the Civil War. In this brilliant but long-forgotten cultural biography by one of the greatest African American intellectuals of the twentieth century, W.E.B. Du Bois re-creates the story of Brown's life and death, illuminating the enduring significance of a man who, in Frederick Douglass's words, "began the war that ended American slavery and made this a free Republic.""--BOOK JACKET
White : whiteness and race in contemporary art by Maurice Berger( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past 20 years, the cultural and scholarly discourse around race has exploded to include the study of whiteness and white privilege, representing a radical shift in the way we think and talk about race in the United States. Since the advent of the modern civil rights movement, people of color have usually been responsible for leading the debate and discussion about race and racism, forced to evaluate the status of their race in relation to the prejudice they experience every day--while most white people, even the most liberal, are usually oblivious to the psychological and political weight of their own color. The study of whiteness asks all Americans--and especially white people--to take stock of the political, psychological, economic and cultural implication of white skin, white entitlement and white privilege."--Publisher's description
Class, race, and Marxism by David R Roediger( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Founder of whiteness studies surveys the race/class relationship Seen as a pioneering figure in the critical study of whiteness, US historian David Roediger has sometimes received criticism, and praise, alleging that he left Marxism behind in order to work on questions of identity. This volume collects his recent and new work implicitly and explicitly challenging such a view. In his historical studies of the intersections of race, settler colonialism, and slavery, in his major essay (with Elizabeth Esch) on race and the management of labour, in his detailing of the origins of critical studies of whiteness within Marxism, and in his reflections on the history of solidarity, Roediger argues that racial division is part of not only of the history of capitalism but also of the logic of capital"
Whiteness, a wayward construction by Tyler Stallings( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor struggles in the deep South & other writings by Covington Hall( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American history essays 2008( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third annual volume from the Organization of American Historians, containing the best American history articles published between the summers of 2006 and 2007, provides a quick and comprehensive overview of the top work and the current intellectual trends in the field of American history. With contributions from a diverse group of historians, this collection appeals both to scholars and to lovers of history alike
Joe Hill : the IWW & the making of a revolutionary workingclass counterculture by Franklin Rosemont( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monumental work, expansive in scope, covering the life, times, and culture of that most famous of the Wobblies--songwriter, poet, hobo, thinker, humorist, martyr--Joe Hill. It is a journey into the Wobbly culture that made Hill and the capitalist culture that killed him. Many aspects of the life and lore of Joe Hill receive their first and only discussion in IWW historian Franklin Rosemont's opus. In great detail, the issues that Joe Hill raised and grappled with in his life: capitalism, white supremacy, gender, religion, wilderness, law, prison, and industrial unionism are shown in both the context of Hill's life and for their enduring relevance in the century since his death. Collected too is Joe Hill's art, plus scores of other images featuring Hill-inspired art by IWW illustrators from Ralph Chaplin to Carlos Cortez, as well as contributions from many other labor artists. As Rosemont suggests in this remarkable book, Joe Hill never really died. He lives in the minds of young (and old) rebels as long as his songs are sung, his ideas are circulated, and his political descendants keep fighting for a better day. -- taken from back cover
History against misery by David R Roediger( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"IN THIS LAVISHLY illustrated collection of activist essays, articles and reviews from the late 70s to the present, the noted author of The Wages of Whiteness, Towards the Abolition of Whiteness and other pathbreaking critical studies of America's "white problem" focuses on the complex issue of MISERABILISM in its many and invariably oppressive forms."--Publisher's website
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Colored White : transcending the racial past
Working toward Whiteness : how America's immigrants became White : the strange journey from Ellis Island to the suburbsThe wages of whiteness : race and the making of the American working classHow race survived US history : from settlement and slavery to the Obama phenomenonBlack on white : Black writers on what it means to be whiteOur own time : a history of American labor and the working dayTowards the abolition of whiteness : essays on race, politics, and working class historyHaymarket scrapbookThe meaning of slavery in the North
Alternative Names
David R. Roediger

David Roediger Amerikaans historicus

David Roediger historiador estadounidense

David Roediger historien américain

Roediger, Dave

Roediger, Dave 1952-

Roediger, David

Roediger, David 1952-

ローディガー, デイヴィッド・R

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