The Highest Stage of White Supremacy

The Highest Stage of White Supremacy

The Origins of Segregation in South Africa and the American South

Book - 1982
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An original and exciting work of comparative history, this book analyses the origins of segregation as a specific stage in the evolution of white supremacy in South Africa and the American South. Unlike scholars who have attributed twentieth-century patterns of race relations to the continuation of earlier social norms and attitudes, Cell understands segregation as a distinct system and ideology of race and class division, closely associated with urbanisation, industrialisation, and modern processes of state and party formation. Originally advocated by moderates and liberals, rather than by racist fanatic with whom it later came to be identified, segregation became comparatively sophisticated, flexible, and absorptive. In its ambiguities even advocates of black power could sometimes find a basis for collaboration.
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982
ISBN: 9780521240963
0521240964
9780521270618
0521270618
Characteristics: xiv, 320 p. ; 24 cm

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