Culling the Masses questions the widely held view that in the long run democracy and racism cannot coexist. David Scott FitzGerald and David Cook-Martín show that democracies were the first countries in the Americas to select immigrants by race, and undemocratic states the first to outlaw discrimination.
The organizational landscape : from eugenics to anti-racism -- The United States : paragon of liberal democracy and racism -- Canada : between neighbor and empire -- Cuba : whitening an island -- Mexico : selecting those who never came -- Brazil : selling the myth of racial democracy -- Argentina : crucible of European nations? -- Appendix: Ethnic selection in sixteen countries
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