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The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing

Greg Carter


Barack Obama's historic presidency has re-inserted mixed race into the national conversation. While the troubled and pejorative history of racial amalgamation throughout U.S. history is a familiar story, this book reconsiders an understudied optimist tradition, one which has praised mixture as a means to create a new people, bring equality to all, and fulfill an American destiny. The book re-envisions racial mixture as a vehicle for pride and a way for citizens to examine mixed America as a better America. Tracing the centuries-long conversation that began with Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur's ... More

Keywords: Barack Obama, mixed race, racial amalgamation, racial mixture, U.S. history, Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur, Mulitracial Movement, racial categories, race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814772492
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814772492.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Greg Carter, author