Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview


In a sweeping work that traces the idea of race through three centuries of North American history, Audrey Smedley shows race to be a cultural construct used variously & opportunistically throughout time, although the scientific record shows little common agreement on its meaning. The second edition expands its coverage of the nineteenth & twentieth centuries, particularly in matters of IQ testing & changing racial attitudes.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boulder, CO
Publication year:
  • 1999
  • 2nd


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