Nell Irvin Painter: The History of White People

In her seminal work “The History of White People,” Nell Irvin Painter delves into a critically overlooked chapter of American history, tracing the social construction of the white race from the very foundation of Western civilization. She explores the varied motivations behind this construct, ranging from economic and scientific to political purposes. The lecture covering these insights was hosted by The Harvard Book Store. A person with closely cropped hair and glasses stands in front of a bookshelf filled with books, speaking into a microphone. They are wearing a thick scarf and appear to be engaged in delivering a talk or a lecture.

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