By James W. Russell

On August thirteen, 1521, the biggest and such a lot built of North America's societies, the Aztec empire, fell to Spanish invaders who, in addition to later eu colonizers, equipped new societies during which they occupied the dominant classification positions and compelled Indians, imported African slaves, and Asians into subordinate positions. a result of conquest, race has develop into a permanent factor within the classification structuring of North American societies.

Originally released as After the 5th solar: classification and Race in North America, this new, considerably increased variation deals a comparative exploration of the way styles of sophistication and racial inequality built within the usa, Mexico, and Canada from colonial pasts to the start of the North American loose exchange contract and the post-NAFTA surroundings. What Russell unearths is a continent of numerous old stories, category platforms, and methods of wondering race.

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