Book cover of White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea by Tyler Stovall
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White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea

The racist legacy behind the Western idea of freedom

The era of the Enlightenment, which gave rise to our modern conceptions of freedom and democracy, was also the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. America, a nation founded on the principle of liberty, is also a nation built on African slavery, Native American genocide, and systematic racial discrimination.¬†White Freedom¬†traces the complex relationship between freedom and race from the eighteenth century to today, revealing how being free has meant being white. […Learn More]