Author: Thomas F. Gossett
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Criticism
"A 1960s American Studies classic for cultural studies at the millennium."--Susan Gilman, University of California, Berkeley. Reprinted without change, Gossett's powerful study ranges from colonial race theory and its European antecedents, through eighteenth- and nineteenth-century race pseudoscience, to the racialist dimension of American thought and literature emerging against backgrounds such as Anglo-Saxonism, westward expansion, and xenophobia.