| By Kevin C. Brown |

March 15, 2011 — Historian Nell Irvin Painter, professor emerita at Princeton University, is the author of “The History of White People.” The book traces the origin of a white racial identity in world history, with particular attention to the role the United States played in solidifying “whiteness.”

Note: The above dateline refers to this interview’s original airdate on WRCT-Pittsburgh. It was uploaded unchanged to Remapping Debate in April 2013.

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