Dr. Matthew Frye Jacobson, professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies at Yale University and Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, will talk about the history of “whiteness” in U.S. political culture at 7 pm on Wed., Oct. 29, in the UC’s Summers Auditorium. It’s part of the yearlong campus Conversation on Race.
You can learn more by searching Library databases. For example, Dr. Jacobson’s book, Whiteness of a different color: European immigrants and the alchemy of race, is available online via the American Council of Learned Societies. Other books and articles are discoverable by searching Research@UWW, e.g., Out of whiteness: Color, politics, and culture (3rd-Floor Main Collection, HT1523 .W37 2002) and the ebook After whiteness: Unmaking an American majority.
Please ask a librarian if you’d appreciate assistance with finding additional materials.