The History of White People in America
How America Invented Race
By Ed Bell, Clementine Briand, Pierce Freelon, Jonathan Halperin, Aaron Keane and Drew Takahashi
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The white “race” was invented by rich Virginians in 1676 in the aftermath of a populous rebellion of impoverished, indentured, and enslaved Africans and Europeans now known as Bacon’s Rebellion.
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