'History of White People' Book TV: Nell Irvin Painter

1955   11 years ago
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1955   11 years ago
‪www.BookTV.org ... History of the White People by Nell Painter, American history professor emerita at Princeton University ... Nell Irvin Painter presents a history of white race theory. An 18th century notion created by Northern Europeans that assigned the ideal of beauty to Caucasians. Ms. Painter reports on the importation of these ideas to North America, championed by Ralph Waldo Emerson in his book, English Traits, who defined Americans as Anglo-Saxon and deemed others "guano races." The author examines American's fear of immigrants evidenced in the beliefs of Henry Ford to Theodore Roosevelt and opined in news publications such as the Saturday Evening Post. Nell Irvin Painter discusses her book at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.
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