The History and Practice of Whiteness in the United States

History 227

Usual Description

This course explores the creation of white racial identity in the 18th century, its evolution since its invention, and the policing and privileging of whiteness over the course of U.S. history. Themes include the role of law and science in defining white racial identity; how immigrants and other groups have sought to “become white” or have challenged the boundaries of whiteness; and how the state has granted economic and political privilege to those deemed white.

Areas of Interest
United States
United States
Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
History 227
History 227
History 227 Taught by Renee Romano