White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Author: Carol Anderson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: English
Pages: 287
ISBN: 9781632864130
Genre: History, Race Relations, Social Science
Format: Paperback

Since 1865 and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances towards full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate, relentless rollback of any gains. Carefully linking historical flashpoints - from the post-Civil War Black Codes to expressions of white rage after the election of America’s first black president - Anderson renders visible the long lineage of white rage and the different names under which it hides. Compelling and dramatic in the unimpeachable history it relates, ‘White Rage’ adds a vital new dimension to the national conversation about race in America.