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Iron Cages : Race and Culture in 19th-Century America

Iron Cages : Race and Culture in 19th-Century America - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0195137378

Cover of Iron Cages : Race and Culture in 19th-Century America REV 00 (ISBN 978-0195137378)
ISBN13: 978-0195137378
ISBN10: 019513737X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2000
International: No

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Iron Cages : Race and Culture in 19th-Century America - REV 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195137378

Ronald T. Takaki

ISBN13: 978-0195137378
ISBN10: 019513737X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

A pathbreaking work by one of the leading scholars in the field, Iron Cages, provides a unique comparative analysis of white attitudes towards Asians, Blacks, Mexicans, and Native Americans in the 19th century, offering a cohesive study of the foundations of race and culture in America. In a forward-looking new epilogue, Takaki argues that the social health of the United States largely rests on the ability of Americans of all races and cultures to build on an established and positive legacy of cross-cultural cooperation in the coming 21st century.

Author Bio

Takaki, Ronald : University of California-Berkeley

Table of Contents

One -- Republicanism

I. The "Iron Cage" in the New Nation

The Birth of a Virtuous People
Race and Republican Society

II. "Diseases" of the Mind and Sun

"Republican Machines"
The "Lovely White"

III. Within the "Bowels" of the Republic

Head Over Heart
Black Colonization
Red Lockeans

Two -- Enterprise

IV. Beyond Primitive Accumulation

Democracy in America:

The Inner World of the Bourgeoisie
The Market Revolution and Race

V. The Metaphysics of Civilization: "The Red Race on Our Borders"

An Age of Confidence
Jibbenainosay: Indian-Hatin in Fantasy
Jackson: Metaphysician of Indian-Hating

VI. The Metaphysics of Civilization: "The Black Race Within Our Bosom"

The Black Child/Savage: A Jacksonian Persuasion
"Warranteeism": A Vision of a "Marx of the Master Class"
Aesculapius Was a White Man: Race and the Cult of True Womanhood

Three -- Technology

VII. An American Prospero in King Arthur's Court

The New Body
White Technology: Anglo Over Mexican
The Triumph of Mind in Ameica

VIII. The Iron Horse in the West

"Red Gifts" and "White Gifts": The World Custer Lost
The Scientific Management of Indians

IX. Civilization in the "New South"

Machines and Magnolias" Black Labor in an Industrial Order
The "Negro Question": "Higher Life" in the South

X. The "Heathen Chinee" and American Technology

Ah Sin in America
A Yellow Proletariat: Caste and Class in Industrial America
A Vision of Catastrophe: Henry George and the American Tower of Babel

Four -- Empire

XI. The Masculine Thrust Toward Asia

The "Iron Cage" in a Corporate Civilization
The New Empire: American Asceticism and the "New Navy"

XII. Down from the Gardens of Asia

Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index