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Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos

Juliet Hooker


Theorizing Race in the Americas analyzes the accounts of race formulated by four key thinkers from the Americas: the former slave, abolitionist leader, and thinker, Frederick Douglass; the Argentinean statesman and pensador Domingo F. Sarmiento; the towering black intellectual W. E. B. Du Bois; and the Mexican philosopher José Vasconcelos. Latin American thinkers are generally viewed as having formulated more flexible and complex notions of racial identity than those that emerged in the United States. This has led to the claim that, because of their growing demographic presence, Latinos are di ... More

Keywords: race, Latino politics, W. E. B. Du Bois, Frederick Douglass, Domingo F. Sarmiento, José Vasconcelos, mestizaje, comparative political theory, democratic theory, scientific racism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190633691
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633691.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Juliet Hooker, author
Associate Professor of Government and African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin