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Nell Irvin Painter

Autor(a) de The History of White People

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About the Author

Nell Irvin Painter is the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University. Her acclaimed works of history include the New York Times bestseller The History of White People. She holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts.
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Obras por Nell Irvin Painter

Associated Works

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) — Contribuidor, algumas edições4,254 exemplares
Women's America: Refocusing the Past (1982) — Contribuidor, algumas edições333 exemplares
Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White (1998) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
Encyclopedia of the American Left (1990) — Contribuidor, algumas edições105 exemplares
Journey Toward Freedom: The Story of Sojourner Truth (1967) — Introdução, algumas edições74 exemplares
Competition: A Feminist Taboo? (1987) — Prefácio, algumas edições36 exemplares
The Evolution of Southern Culture (1988) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Feminists Revision History (1994) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares


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Enjoyed this very much, particularly as it introduced me to many artists I did not know. Gutsy and informative.
fmclellan | 11 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
The author is less than likeable; she is incredibly arrogant, so sure that her art is better than everyone else thinks, upset that she doesn't receive recognition from "The Art World" in the same way she did in the world of academia and history.

She is convinced that everything boils down to race, sex, and age. If someone doesn't like her or her art, it's clear to her that they are racist, sexist, and/or ageist. It never crosses her mind that maybe her art just isn't their style, or that their personality doesn't mesh with hers. She always assumes the worst about people.

At one point, she states, "I was only thinking about me," as if that were a good thing. And that's her problem right there.

There was a lot of profanity, especially the f-bomb and the names of God and Jesus used as curse words. The author also glorifies nudity and sex; there are many crude references to genitalia and sex acts.

The writing itself is a strange mixture of academic "big" words and a lack of sentence structure and fluidity. And the book was entirely too long and repetitive. It could have easily been cut in half.
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RachelRachelRachel | 11 outras críticas | Nov 21, 2023 |
recommended by Ta-Nehisi Coates
pollycallahan | 22 outras críticas | Jul 1, 2023 |
Clear and to the point, meticulously researched and annotated, with an impressive range of primary sources; well-organized and devastating. This is an excellent scholarly text.
Of course it wasn't easy to read, both because it's full of people I don't actually want to engage with, and because I kept finding myself preparing for a debate with white supremacists. Once I stopped reading to memorize and read to deepen my understanding, it went more smoothly.
Kiramke | 22 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2023 |



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