Carl N. Degler

Carl N. Degler was an American historian and author known for his work on American history, particularly in the areas of social history, women's history, and the history of race relations. He won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1972 for his book 'Neither Black nor White,' which explored the comparative history of race relations in Brazil and the United States. Degler was a professor at Stanford University and served as president of the Organization of American Historians. His work often challenged conventional historical narratives and offered new perspectives on the complexities of American society.


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  1. 1. Neither Black Nor White

    "Neither Black Nor White" is a comprehensive historical analysis of racial relations in Brazil and the United States. The book compares and contrasts the racial policies and societal attitudes in the two countries, arguing that Brazil's more fluid concept of race and less rigid segregation policies have resulted in a significantly different racial climate compared to the United States. The author uses historical data and sociological studies to support these claims, providing an in-depth look at the complexities of race relations in both countries.