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Jacqueline Jones

Biography

Jacqueline Jones

Jacqueline Jones

Books by Jacqueline Jones

by Jacqueline Jones - History, Nonfiction

In A DREADFUL DECEIT, award-winning historian Jacqueline Jones traces the lives of six African Americans to illustrate the strange history of “race” in America. In truth, Jones shows, race does not exist, and the very factors that we think of as determining it --- a person’s heritage or skin color --- are mere pretexts for the brutalization of powerless people by the powerful. These stories expose the fluid, contingent and contradictory idea of race, and the disastrous effects it has had, both in the past and in our own supposedly post-racial society.