New Book Traces Origin of ‘The Color Line’

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Ethan Malveaux promotes informative book, examines root of ethnic biases, racial prejudices.

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The lack of information regarding the origins of the color line prompted author Ethan Malveaux to tap into different sources to trace where ethnic biases and racial prejudices came from. “The Color Line: A History” (published by Xlibris) seeks to historically follow the advent of the color classifications of white and black by using primary and secondary sources to explain this social and psychological concept which still influences our world.

“The Color Line: A History” is about how the ethnic biases of the European of Ancient Rome morphed into the racial prejudice of modern times through a process that was centuries in the making. From the collapse of Ancient Rome to the rise of Christendom, then to the discovery of the American continents through to the landmark Supreme Court decision of Plessy v. Ferguson, Malveaux takes the reader on a journey that will shatter preconceived notions of European and African relations.

Whereas most books focus exclusively on slavery as the main point of European and African contact in the past, “The Color Line: A History” talks about how the African had more of a complex relationship with European Civilization that went far beyond the association with the slave condition. Banking on the fact that what most people believe about white and black relations is erroneous, Malveaux shows that the color line is not a crude conception but is in reality intricate and intellectual.

“The Color Line: A History”
By Ethan Malveaux
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 952 pages | ISBN 9781503527584
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 952 pages | ISBN 9781503527591
E-Book | 952 pages | ISBN 9781503527577
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ethan Malveaux was born in Teaneck, N. J. but was educated in New York. After attending private schools, including Fordham Preparatory School, he received a BA in Political Science from Fordham University. Along the way, he was selected to be a part of the exclusive New York District Attorney’s Internship Program at the age of 16. He has also interned for a United States Congressman. Malveaux gave up all other commitments to write this book. He currently lives in New Jersey.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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