The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy

The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy
Dust jacket, first edition of The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy.jpg
First edition, 1920
AuthorLothrop Stoddard
CountryUnited States
SubjectGeopolitics, racial theory
PublisherCharles Scribner's Sons
Publication date
Media typePrint
Pages320 (1st edition)
LC ClassHT1521 .S7
Lothrop Stoddard's analyses of the world's "primary races" White, Yellow, Black, Brown, and Amerindian, and their interactions.

The Rising Tide of Color: The Threat Against White World-Supremacy (1920), by Lothrop Stoddard, is a book about racialism and geopolitics, which describes the collapse of white supremacy and colonialism because of the population growth among "people of color", rising nationalism in colonized nations, and industrialization in China and Japan. To counter the perceived geopolitical threat, Stoddard advocated restricting non-white immigration into white-majority countries, by restricting Asian migration to Africa and Latin America, and slowly giving independence to European colonies in Asia (including the Middle East). A noted eugenicist, Stoddard supported a separation of the "primary races" of the world and warned against miscegenation, the mixing of the races.

Release and reception

The Rising Tide of Color sold well, and The New York Times published a positive editorial on the work. In 1921, President Warren Harding used the book to support his segregationist views in a speech to an audience of over one hundred thousand people in Birmingham, Alabama: "Whoever will take the time to read and ponder Mr. Lothrop Stoddard’s book on The Rising Tide of Color ... must realize that our race problem here in the United States is only a phase of a race issue that the whole world confronts."

Conversely, the "Father of American Anthropology" Franz Boas was critical of the book, and Stoddard was called "the high priest of racial baloney" by black newspapers.[1]

The book continued to influence the white supremacist movement in the United States into the early 21st century.[2]

In popular culture

In the novel The Great Gatsby (1925), by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the antagonist Tom Buchanan speaks approvingly of the racialism presented in a book titled The Rise of the Colored Empires, written by a man named Goddard, which is a fictional reference to Stoddard and his book, using a portmanteau name blended with the "G" of Madison Grant, a colleague.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ Frazier, Ian (2019-07-26). "When W. E. B. Du Bois Made a Laughingstock of a White Supremacist". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2019-08-30.
  2. ^ Berlet, Chip; Vysotsky, Stanislav (2006). "Overview of U.S. White Supremacist Groups". Journal of Political and Military Sociology. 34 (1): 14.
  3. ^ Carter, Stephen. "What 'Great Gatsby' Can Teach Millennials". Bloomberg View. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  4. ^ Hsu, Hua. "The End of White America?". The Atlantic. Retrieved 5 August 2015.

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