Racism has existed throughout the world for centuries and has been at the root of innumerable conflicts and human tragedies, including war, genocide, slavery, bigotry, and discrimination. Defined broadly, racism has had many forms and effects, from caste prejudice in India and mass extermination in Tasmania to slavery in the Americas and the Holocaust in Europe. Put simply, racism has been one of the overriding forces in world history for more than a millennium. This book provides a global perspective of racism in its myriad forms. Consisting of twelve parts and fifty-one articles, it focuses on racism worldwide over the past thousand years. It includes three types of articles: original documents, scholarly essays, and journalistic accounts.
Table of Contents
1. Race: Definitions and Problems 2. Toward a Definition of Racism: Some Test Cases 3. A Model of Racism: Settler Expansion and the Internal Other 4. European Settler Society: The Iberian Conquest of the New World 5. European Settler Colonialism: North America 6. Settler Racism and Slavery 7. European Settlers in Asia and Ideologies of Racism 8. Imperialism and Settler Racism 9. Racism Against the Internal Other: Anti-Semitism 10. The Holocaust and Twentieth-Century Genocide 11. Overcoming Racism in Twentieth-Century Settler Societies 12. Protecting All Others