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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Fredrickson also gets a bit repetitive in his attempt to synthesize. I look forward to reading more from Fredrickson and others in his field as I attempt to put the pieces together for m What is racism?

Fredrickson then fredrixkson the first sustained comparison between the color-coded racism of nineteenth-century America and the antisemitic racism that appeared in Germany around the same time.

Oct 22, Lindsey rated it liked it. Fredrickson brilliantly breaks down the history of racism, from its arrival in the modern world in Spain to the current struggles of African-Americans.

Books by George M. I look forward to reading more from Fredrickson and others in his field as I attempt to put the pieces together for myself.

With a rare blend of learning, economy, and cutting insight, George Fredrickson surveys the history of Western racism from its emergence histry the late Middle Ages to the present.

Racism: A Short History by George M. Fredrickson

In short, its a study focusing on the pathology of racism. Great overview of the history of racism in western culture. First, some attempts at definition. Through a discussion of these three he develops a framework for identifying racism vs.

Return to Book Page. Does a good job of creating and utilizing a specific taxonomy of racist societies and regimes; very useful. Open Preview See a Problem?


Fredrickson’s book manages to fill this gap by developing a conceptual framework of racism based on a comparison of Jim Crow America, Nazi Germany, and Apartheid South Africa.

Apr 12, Regina rated it it was amazing.

Mar 30, Drick rated it liked it Shelves: As a result, this book is more insightful and valuable than most works that dealt just with nation-specific manifestations of racism. I also think it’s important to emphasize openly racist reg I had to read this book for an university-course and I thought it presented a good overview of where rascist thoughts and ideologies come from, how they slowly evolved to legitimize certain hierarchies.

It’s a thought-provoking and potentially useful definition for a term typically used in much broader, more vague senses, senses in which the author suggests that Not quite what I expected it to be, this book defined racism much more narrowly than is typical in public discourse—a system in which a hierarchy is created between different groups by official means i.

This book was a good overview of racism and its origins. There was also a very interesting, of brief, exploration of how much culpability for the holocaust must be shared by Germany in general rather than just the maxi leaders.

Email required Address never made public. Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Americans, and many other racial groups were were practically disregarded hixtory this book.

Really made me think about racism differently. A Short History by George M.

Racism: A Short History

Third, the logic of racism was fully worked out, elaborately implemented, and carried to its ultimate extremes in the West, while at the same time being identified, condemned, and resisted from within the same cultural tradition. May 13, Derek rated it liked it Shelves: Apr 13, Erin Casey fredricksin it really liked it.

He also helps us see the interplay of law and behavior, even though he has largely omitted the emotional and psychological. Why didn’t racism appear in Europe before the fourteenth century, and raxism did it flourish as never before in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? Kelly rated it really liked it Sep 02, The Curse of Haam, was a story tarnished skin taken from the old testament and randomly applied to the people of West Africa.


Catalin Crudu rated it really liked it May 15, Basic idea histoey that overt racist regimes appeared and disappeared in the 20th century. He details how these grew over time from the pogroms of the 12th and 13th century, to the ‘limpieza de sangre’ towards moriscos and conversos in 16th century Spain, to the popular science of Eugenics starting in England and then spreading the US and Germany.

As the title indicates, a short history. Frederickson 7 24 Mar 23, I think this should be required reading for everyone-seriously. While I had read accounts of the separate development of antisemitism and white supremacy, I fdedrickson encountered a study that so thoroughly and consistently related them to one another, crafting a single fredtickson narrative and detailing the religious, philosophical, and “scientific” interplay between the two tendencies.

So I think that this book presents a good overview about the history of racism. It also serves as a decent sketch outline of the emergence of racism as a historical phen As the title indicates, a short history.

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Notify me of new posts via email. However, the way Fredrickson presents his ideas are quite thought-provoking. Mar 26, Robin rated it it was amazing. In its early days, many used racism as a justification for slavery.