Books by David R. Roediger

David R. Roediger teaches the history of race and class in the United States at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is Chair of the History Department. Among his books are The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Wo

SEIZING FREEDOM by David R. Roediger
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Slenderly packed scholarship conveying provocative ideas."
Historian Roediger (American Studies and History/Kansas Univ.; How Race Survived U.S. History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon, 2008, etc.) examines the self-emancipation of slaves during the Civil War as the galvanizing force behind the movements for women's suffrage and labor improvement.Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2005

"Will foment new scholarly debates and bring the finest fruits of academic work to a broad audience."
A cogent analysis of culture and race in early 20th-century America that ranks with such classics as Grace Hale's Making Whiteness (1998) and Linda Gordon's The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction (1999). Read full book review >