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Race In North America

Author : Audrey Smedley
ISBN : 9780813345543
File Size : 52.18 MB
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In Race in North America, Audrey Smedley shows that “race” is a cultural invention that has been used variously and opportunistically since the eighteenth century. Race, in its origin, was not a product of science but of a folk ideology reflecting a new form of social stratification and a rationalization for inequality among the peoples of North America. New coauthor Brian Smedley joins Audrey Smedley in updating this renowned and groundbreaking text. The fourth edition includes a compelling new chapter on the health impacts of the racial worldview, as well as a thoroughly rewritten chapter that explores the election of Barack Obama and the evolving role of race in American political history. This edition also incorporates recent findings on the human genome and the implications of genomics. Drawing on new understandings of DNA expression, the authors scrutinize the positions of contemporary race scientists who maintain that race is a valid biological concept.
Category: HISTORY

The Native Races Of North America

Author : William Henry Withrow
ISBN : NYPL:33433081749826
Genre : Indians of North America
File Size : 86.50 MB
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Category: Indians of North America

Class And Race Formation In North America

Author : James W. Russell
ISBN : 0802096786
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 26.74 MB
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"Russell's meticulously researched and highly detailed book presents a critically important people's history of North America. It provides rich insights and demonstrates the potential of comparative research to broaden our perspective." - Dan Zuberi, University of British Columbia
Category: Social Science

Can Am 50th Anniversary

Author : George Levy
ISBN : 9781627888783
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Forget the rule book and relive one of the most exciting race series ever with Can-Am 50th Anniversary! The first rule of Can-Am: There are no rules. Or at least damn few rules. The bodywork had to enclose the wheels and there had to be something that loosely resembled a passenger seat--if your passenger was a badly misshapen human or perhaps a lab monkey. Otherwise, set your racing mind free. No limits to engine options or output, no restrictions on aerodynamic aids or body shape. It was as close to unrestricted road racing as racing had ever gotten or would ever get again. And it was fantastic. From its introduction in 1966 to the end of its classic period in 1974, North America's Can-Am series was the most exciting, technologically advanced, and star-studded racing series of the day. Its essentially rules-free formula attracted everyone from crazed backyard engineers to specialists like McLaren, Chaparral, Shadow, and Lola to manufacturers like Ford, Ferrari, Chevrolet, and Porsche. Top drivers including Mario Andretti, Jackie Stewart, Parnelli Jones, Bruce McLaren, Denis Hulme, Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Mark Donohue, Peter Revson, Jim Hall, Jody Scheckter, Chris Amon, George Follmer and John Surtees competed on tracks across the US and Canada taking time off from Formula One schedules and other duties to drive in Can-Am because the racing and the cars were so exciting. Can-Am 50th Anniversary offers a heavily illustrated look back at what is arguably the greatest race series ever to grace the roadracing circuits of North America. Photographer Pete Biro was Goodyear Tire’s official photographer and followed the series throughout the entire run from 1966-'74. The vast majority of the book’s images are unpublished or long out of circulation. Biro brings his unique perspective and his close relationship with the drivers, team owners, and constructors to bear on the captions while former AutoWeek editor George Levy provides an exciting text reflecting the thrill of Can-Am racing.
Category: Sports & Recreation

After The Fifth Sun

Author : James W. Russell
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173020511958
Genre : Social Science
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Russell explores how patterns of class and racial inequality developed in the US, Mexico, and Canada from 1521 to the present. Subjects include class, race and colonial reconstruction; contemporary classes; race and pigmentocracy; Euro-North Americans; Afro-North Americans; and original and new Asia
Category: Social Science

Race And Racism

Author : R. Perry
ISBN : 9780230609198
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 42.61 MB
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This study examines the origins and development of racism in North America through addressing the inception and persistence of the concept of 'race' and the biology of human variance.
Category: Social Science