||Drawing the global colour line : white men's countries and the question of racial equality / Marilyn Lake and Henry Reynolds.
Reynolds, Henry, 1938-, author
||Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing, 2008.
|| pbk, xii, 371 pages ; 24 cm.
First Nations Australians
||9780522854787 (pbk.) :
First published in the UK and USA by Cambridge University Press.
Includes index and bibliographic references.
Part I. Modern mobilities -- 1. The coming man: Chinese migration to the goldfields -- Part II. Discursive frameworks -- 2. The American Commonwealth and the 'negro problem' --3. 'The day will come': Charles Pearson's disturbing prophecy -- 4. Theodore Roosevelt's re-assertion of racial vigour -- 5. Imperial brotherhood or white? Gandhi in South Africa -- Part III. Transnational solidarities -- 6. White Australia points the way -- 7. Defending the Pacific Slope -- 8. White ties across the ocean: the Pacific tour of the US fleet -- 9. The Union of South Africa: white men reconcile -- Part IV. Challenge and consolidation -- 10. International conferences: cosmopolitan amity or racial enmity? -- 11. Japanese alienation and imperial ambition -- 12. Racial equality? The Paris Peace Conference, 1919 -- 13. Immigration restriction in the 1920s: 'segregation on a large scale' -- Part V. Towards universal human rights -- 14. Individual rights without distinction.
This is a pioneering account of the transnational production of whiteness in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A work remarkable for both its international breadth and for its sensitivity to a local particularity, it is a model for the new global history. A powerful and sobering history, incisively and elegantly told.