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Nell Irvin Painter

Nell Irvin Painter (b 1942, USA) is the Edwards Professor of American History Emerita at Princeton University.  

Her works of history include Standing at Armageddon, Sojourner Truth and The History of White People, a New York Times bestseller. They have attracted widespread attention for their insights into the way ideas of gender, value, hierarchy and race have historically been viewed and translated.

She holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts. Her visual artwork has been shown at numerous galleries and is in many collections, including the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, the Brooklyn Historical Society and Gallery Aferro.

It has much to teach everyone, including whiteness experts (…)

SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW, Linda Gordon – about The History of White People

It is a scholarly, non-polemical masterpiece of broad historical synthesis, combining political, scientific, economic and cultural history.

THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, Paul Devlin – about The History of White People
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