How America Invented Race | The History of White People in America

The white “race” was invented by rich Virginians in 1676 in the aftermath of a populous rebellion of impoverished, indentured, and enslaved Africans and Europeans now known as Bacon’s Rebellion.

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The History of White People in America is a presentation of Independent Lens. The series is a co-production of ROOM 608, INC. and Independent Television Service, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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