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The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy

First edition, 1920
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), later republished in other titles, like The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy, is a book about geopolitics and racial theory by Lothrop Stoddard, in which the author predicts the collapse of white world empire and colonialism because of the population growth among people not of the white race, rising nationalism in colonized nations, and industrialization in China and Japan. Stoddard advocates restricting non-white migration into white nations, restricting Asian migration to Africa and Latin America and slowly giving Middle Eastern and Asian colonies independence. A noted eugenicist, Stoddard supports a separation of the "primary races" of the world and warns against miscegenation.


In popular cultureEdit

The book is referenced in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby (1925), in which antagonist Tom Buchanan attempts to comment on Stoddard's predictions.[1][2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Carter, Stephen. "What 'Great Gatsby' Can Teach Millennials". Bloomberg View. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Hsu, Hua. "The End of White America?". The Atlantic. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 

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