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Published: 25 August 2016

416 Pages | 18 black & white illustrations and 3 maps


ISBN: 9780198796541

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Bind Us Apart

How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation

Nicholas Guyatt

  • The surprising and counterintuitive origins of America's racial crisis
  • Argues that the history of racial separation in the USA was not a concept born out of the failure of Reconstruction in the American South, but that such ideas long pre-date the Civil War
  • Adds a new, and significant, dimension to our understanding of the development of racial thought in the Early Republic
  • The discussion of attitudes towards Native Americans as well as Africans makes this a significant contribution to scholarship