8vo, 500pgs. Full-bound in brown leather, with red leather title label and gilt-stamped titling on spine. Leather is worn down at head/tail of spine; gilt is slightly faded on spine. Rubbing and wear to boards and extremities, boards are sprung. Interior pages have foxing throughout, text is still fully readable.
Dark blue cloth with gilt titles. Spine and board edges sunned with a few faint markings on front board. Wear at spine head/tail and at corner tips, and a faint hint of darker toning at tail edge. Book is solid and interior is clean though toned, and rear free endpaper has a small closed tear at tail edge.
All 3 vols half bound leather, brown cloth boards, raised bands and gilt to spines. Large-paper set, noted in Howes' US IANA. Numerous plates and throughout. Text clean throughout. Leather boards lightly chipped, esp on spines: Vol 2 has 1 1/2'' piece missing top corner, vol 3 has smaller piece missing bottom corner of spine, and a bit of top corner of board chewed away. Leather joints starting to crack but bindings intact. Gilt lightly chipped but still legible. Volume 1 has damp stain along edges of paper in the last few signatures, remainder of text and boards undamaged.
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.
Red cloth 8vo with gold titles. 2 color maps in front pocket, fold-out railway map, numerous ads & illustrations throughout. Ex-library, few markings. Front hinge weak.
- Complete coverage of all the major themes and current debates in nineteenth-century US history assessing the state of the scholarship and future concerns.
- 24 original essays by leading experts in nineteenth-century American history complete with up-to-date bibliographies.
- Chronological and thematic organization covers both traditional and contemporary fields of research - politics, periods, economy, class formation, ethnicity, gender roles, regions, culture and ideas.