The White Scourge

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  • Paperback
  • 341 pages
  • The White Scourge
  • Neil Foley
  • English
  • 21 February 2017
  • 0520207246

About the Author: Neil Foley

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The White Scourge In a book that fundamentally challenges our understanding of race in the United States, Neil Foley unravels the complex history of ethnicity in the cotton culture of central Texas This engrossing narrative, spanning the period from the Civil War through the collapse of tenant farming in the early 1940s, bridges the intellectual chasm between African American and Southern history on one hand and Chicano and Southwestern history on the other The White Scourge describes a unique borderlands region, where the cultures of the South, West, and Mexico overlap, to provide a deeper understanding of the process of identity formation and to challenge the binary opposition between black and white that often dominates discussions of American race relations.In Texas, which by 1890 had become the nation s leading cotton producing state, the presence of Mexican sharecroppers and farm workers complicated the black white dyad that shaped rural labor relations in the South With the transformation of agrarian society into corporate agribusiness, white racial identity began to fracture along class lines, further complicating categories of identity Foley explores the fringe of whiteness, an ethno racial borderlands comprising Mexicans, African Americans, and poor whites, to trace shifting ideologies and power relations By showing how many different ethnic groups are defined in relation to whiteness, Foley redefines white racial identity as not simply a pinnacle of status but the complex racial, social, and economic matrix in which power and privilege are shared.Foley skillfully weaves archival material with oral history interviews, providing a richly detailed view of everyday life in the Texas cotton culture Addressing the ways in which historical categories affect the lives of ordinary people, The White Scourge tells the broader story of racial identity in America at the same time it paints an evocative picture of a unique American region This truly multiracial narrative touches on many issues central to our understanding of American history labor and the role of unions, gender roles and their relation to ethnicity, the demise of agrarian whiteness, and the Mexican American experience. New Read Kindle ePUB The White Scourge Author Neil Foley – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “The White Scourge

  1. Sarah says:

    This book is a mixed bag of academic history The beginning starts strong and cohesive, but the middle and end overwhelm the reader with a LOT of details, names, acronyms, and too many different concepts showed into every chapter Chapters 6 and 7 were the worst, trying to cover too much ground to keep the chapter readable and on task It is not a history text that engages the reader in a cohesive story unlike an excellent historical text I read recently about race titled Sara Baartman and the This book is a mixed bag of academic history The beginning starts strong and cohesive, but the middle and end overwhelm the reader with a LOT of details, names, acronyms, and too many different concepts showed int...

  2. sdw says:

    Neil Foley examines the production of racial identities through the multi racial cotton culture of Texas Foley asserts that in the Anglo Mexican clashes of the Southwest collide with Black White relations in the South, allowing a unique window into racial formation As Foley points out, if one counts Texas as Southern as the census did until 1930 , the South, not the west, was home toMexicans than any other part of the country Thus, Foley s book engages with two questions close to my he Neil Foley examines the production of racial identities through the multi racial cotton culture of Texas Foley asserts that in the Anglo Mexican clashes of the Southwest collide with Black White relations in the South, allowing a unique window into racial formation As Foley points out, if one counts Texas as Southern as the census did until 1930 , the South, not the west, was home toMexicans than any other part of the country Thus, Foley s book engages with two questions close to my heart critiquing examining understanding racial ideologies especially outside a black w...

  3. Andy Villanueva III says:

    Foley s most accomplished work to date, gives a great argument on the class struggle not only through race but through financial earnings.