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The Resource Hitler's American model : the United States and the making of Nazi race law, James Q. Whitman

Hitler's American model : the United States and the making of Nazi race law, James Q. Whitman

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Hitler's American model : the United States and the making of Nazi race law
Title
Hitler's American model
Title remainder
the United States and the making of Nazi race law
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James Q. Whitman
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United States and the making of Nazi race law
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eng
Summary
"Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis? The unsettling answer is yes. In Hitler's American Model, James Whitman presents a detailed investigation of the American impact on the notorious Nuremberg Laws, the centerpiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi regime. Contrary to those who have insisted that there was no meaningful connection between American and German racial repression, Whitman demonstrates that the Nazis took a real, sustained, significant, and revealing interest in American race policies. As Whitman shows, the Nuremberg Laws were crafted in an atmosphere of considerable attention to the precedents American race laws had to offer. German praise for American practices, already found in Hitler's Mein Kampf, was continuous throughout the early 1930s, and the most radical Nazi lawyers were eager advocates of the use of American models. But while Jim Crow segregation was one aspect of American law that appealed to Nazi radicals, it was not the most consequential one. Rather, both American citizenship and anti-miscegenation laws proved directly relevant to the two principal Nuremberg Laws--the Citizenship Law and the Blood Law. Whitman looks at the ultimate, ugly irony that when Nazis rejected American practices, it was sometimes not because they found them too enlightened, but too harsh. Indelibly linking American race laws to the shaping of Nazi policies in Germany, Hitler's American Model upends understandings of America's influence on racist practices in the wider world"--Dust jacket
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IEB
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1957-
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Whitman, James Q.
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Jews
  • Race defilement (Nuremberg Laws of 1935)
  • Race discrimination
  • Citizenship
  • National socialism
  • Antisemitism
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Segregation
  • Race discrimination
  • Jews
  • United States
  • Southern States
  • Germany
  • Segregation
  • Race discrimination
  • Race defilement (Nuremberg Laws of 1935)
  • Political and social views
  • National socialism
  • Jews
  • Citizenship
  • Antisemitism
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Rassentrennung
  • Nürnberger Gesetze
  • Jews
  • Race discrimination
  • Germany
  • Race discrimination
  • Citizenship
  • National socialism
  • Antisemitism
  • Holocaust, 1939-1945
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Segregation
  • Race discrimination
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Hitler's American model : the United States and the making of Nazi race law, James Q. Whitman
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-200) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 208 pages
Isbn
9780691172422
Lccn
2016960238
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)972093295
Label
Hitler's American model : the United States and the making of Nazi race law, James Q. Whitman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 208 pages
Isbn
9780691172422
Lccn
2016960238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)972093295

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