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How the Irish Became White, Part 3

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Part 3 of 3

Apropos of Noel Ignatiev, How the Irish Became White (New York and London: Routledge, 1995)

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How the Irish Became White, Part 2

Thomas Nast cartoon asserting the equal worth of Irish and blacks

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Part 2 of 3

Apropos of Noel Ignatiev, How the Irish Became White (New York and London: Routledge, 1995)

What are here called the ‘whiteness historians’ ought not to be confused with ‘Whiteness Studies’ (WS) or ‘critical race studies’ (or certain other new ‘disciplines’ favored by ‘the New Know-Nothings’), Read more …

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How the Irish Became White, Part 1

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One of Thomas Nast’s 19th-century anti-Irish cartoons

Part 1 of 3

Apropos of Noel Ignatiev, How the Irish Became White (New York and London: Routledge, 1995)

‘We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English’. – Winston Churchill

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Two Puritan Commonwealths in Massachusetts

Plymouth Colony, 1620–1691

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Plymouth Colony and the Massachusetts Bay Colony were two distinct Puritan commonwealths. Because this fact is not widely known, it is useful to understand some of the distinctions.

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Social Aristocracy

John Singleton Copley, “The Copley Family,” 1776

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In the United States and England there has long existed the loose idea of a white social aristocracy arising from birth, old money, and social position that exercises a kind of fascination over people’s minds.

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American Supremacism

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Author’s Note:

The following short excerpt is from a forthcoming essay titled ‘How the Irish Became White’, which makes an ethnonationalist critique of the ‘whiteness historians’ (Ignatiev, Roedeger, Allen, etc.) and their treatment of Irish-America.

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American Transcendentalism:
An Indigenous Culture of Critique

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Philip F. Gura
American Transcendentalism: A History
New York: Hill and Wang, 2007

Philip Gura’s American Transcendentalism provides a valuable insight into a nineteenth-century leftist intellectual elite in the United States. This is of considerable interest because Transcendentalism was a movement entirely untouched by the predominantly Jewish milieu of the twentieth-century left in America. Read more …

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An Introduction to the Economic Nature of the United States

Wyndham Lewis, Portrait of Ezra Pound

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This is not a SHORT History of the Economy of the United States. For forty years I have schooled myself, not to write the Economic History of the U.S. or any other country, but to write an epic poem which begins “In the Dark Forest,” Read more …

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Podcast no. 8
Greg Johnson, “The End of Globalization”
Mark Weber, “Reasons for Hope”

Graphic by Harold Arthur McNeill

time: 61:45/6,734 words

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Ethnic Hegemonies in American History, Part 3

Norman Rockwell, "The Problem We All Live With," 1963

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Part 3 of 3

The Rising Tide of Color

The Civil Rights Movement opened doors for some African-Americans, especially those with some European ancestry. Read more …

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