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Race, Place, and Space: Remaking Whiteness in the Post-Reconstruction South

Race, Place, and Space: Remaking Whiteness in the Post-Reconstruction South Race, Place, and Space: Remaking Whiteness in the Post-Reconstruction South by Angelo Rich Robinson "The object of my writing would be not so much the elevation of the white--for I consider the unjust spirit of caste which is so insidious as to pervade a whole nation, and so powerful as to subject a whole race and all connected with it to scorn and social ostracism--I consider this a barrier to the moral progress of the American people; and I would be one of the first to head a determined, organized crusade against it." --Charles Chesnutt, The Journals of Charles W. Chesnutt (1993) "The Racial Contract has always been recognized by nonwhites as the real determinant of (most) white moral/political practice and thus as the real moral/ political agreement to be challenged." --Charles W. Mills, The Racial Contract (1998) Though published nearly a century apart Charles Chesnutt's The Marrow of Tradition (1901) and Charles W. Mills' The Racial Contract (1998) both convey the idea that race is the "real determinant" that drives America's political, social, and economic systems from which whites profit. From one generation to the next, whites pass on a tradition of privilege rooted in slavery and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Southern Literary Journal University of North Carolina Press

Race, Place, and Space: Remaking Whiteness in the Post-Reconstruction South

The Southern Literary Journal , Volume 35 (1) – Jun 3, 2002

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Race, Place, and Space: Remaking Whiteness in the Post-Reconstruction South by Angelo Rich Robinson "The object of my writing would be not so much the elevation of the white--for I consider the unjust spirit of caste which is so insidious as to pervade a whole nation, and so powerful as to subject a whole race and all connected with it to scorn and social ostracism--I consider this a barrier to the moral progress of the American people; and I would be one of the first to head a determined, organized crusade against it." --Charles Chesnutt, The Journals of Charles W. Chesnutt (1993) "The Racial Contract has always been recognized by nonwhites as the real determinant of (most) white moral/political practice and thus as the real moral/ political agreement to be challenged." --Charles W. Mills, The Racial Contract (1998) Though published nearly a century apart Charles Chesnutt's The Marrow of Tradition (1901) and Charles W. Mills' The Racial Contract (1998) both convey the idea that race is the "real determinant" that drives America's political, social, and economic systems from which whites profit. From one generation to the next, whites pass on a tradition of privilege rooted in slavery and

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The Southern Literary JournalUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jun 3, 2002

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