According to Pem Buck in the book Worked to the Bone, what are the circumstances in which the racial worldview first emerged in colonial Virginia? What major roles did race play in the subsequent development of Kentucky’s history? Be sure to support your argument with details from each major time period of Kentucky’s history, and be sure to show how race intersects with class and with labor relations at each stage.

Essay should be 5-7 pages typed/double-spaced in standard font.

Support your arguments with evidence from the book.

Use citations that include page #s from the text.

Required Textbooks:

Homefront: A Military City and the American 20th Century, by Catherine Lutz. 2001: Beacon Press.

Worked to the Bone: Race, Class, Power, and Privilege in Kentucky, by Pem Buck. 2002: Monthly Review Press.

The Hero’s Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State, by Patricia Fernández-Kelly. 2015: Princeton University Press.  Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States, by Seth Holmes. 2013: University of California Press.

Pastoral Clinic: Addiction and Dispossession along the Rio Grande, by Angela Garcia. 2010: University of California Press.


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