Racism Comes Full Circle: America as the Harbinger of the Nazis’ Race Laws

Nazi sentiment was very much influenced by the American experience including the Jim Crow legislation in the South, Yale’s James Q. Whitman says in new book

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Demonstrators carry confederate and Nazi flags during the Unite the Right free speech rally at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA on August 12, 2017.
Demonstrators carry confederate and Nazi flags during the Unite the Right free speech rally at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA on August 12, 2017. Credit: Emily Molli / NurPhoto
Oded Heilbronner
Oded Heilbronner
A sign marking the entrance to the colored area at the Montpelier Train Depot segregation exhibit in Orange, Va.Credit: Steve Helber / AP
White nationalist demonstrators use shields as they guard the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville.Credit: Steve Helber/AP

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