White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide


From the Civil War to our combustible present, White Rage reframes the continuing conversation about race in America, chronicling the history of the powerful forces opposed to black progress.

Since the abolishment of slavery in 1865, every time African Americans have made advances towards full democratic participation, white reaction has fuelled a rollback of any gains.

Carefully linking historical flashpoints – from the post-Civil War Black Codes and Jim Crow to expressions of white rage after the election of America’s first black president – Carol Anderson renders visible the long lineage of white rage and the different names under which it hides. Compelling and dramatic in the history it relates, White Rage adds a vital new dimension to the conversation about race in America.

‘Beautifully written and exhaustively researched’ CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

An extraordinarily timely and urgent call to confront the legacy of structural racism‘ NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW




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