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Unformatted text preview: Megan Scharar HIST-112 (003) 5 September 2011 RP # 1 Zinn writes, “There is not a country in world history in which racism has been more important, for so long a time, as the United States” (p 23). With racism as the issue, does this chapter attempt to perpetuate or reconcile the controversy over the legacy of slavery? “Drawing the Color Line” discusses, and attempts to reconcile the controversy over the legacy of slavery. Zinn discusses the hate for the color black and later states, “…in the absence of any other overriding factor, darkness and blackness...would take on those meanings…but the presence of another human being is a powerful fact, and the conditions of that presence are crucial in determining whether an initial prejudice…is turned into brutality and hatred” (p 31). Racism has been a constant battle in the United States and Zinn delivers facts about the institution to help us better understand where this terrible creation came from. He includes excerpts from letters, institution to help us better understand where this terrible creation came from....
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- Fall '10
- World History, Slavery in the United States, terrible creation