Book Club Series | John Whitman’s “Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law”
Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Room 3-03 | 150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
James Whitman’s timely book Hitler’s American Model explores how American race law provided a blueprint for Nazi Germany. Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. In Hitler’s American Model, James Whitman demonstrates the American impact American race laws, such as Jim Crow, antimiscgenation laws, and laws concerning American citizenship, had on the notorious Nuremberg Laws, the centerpiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi regime. Linking American race laws to the shaping of Nazi policies in Germany, Hitler’s American Model as Brent Staples noted in the New York Times, “illustrates how German propagandists sought to normalize the Nazi agenda domestically by putting forth the United States as a model.”
We invite you for a conversation with James Q. Whitman, Jed Shugerman, and Magda Teter.
Please note: In the case of excessive demand for this program, you will receive an email indicating the change of venue.