The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy

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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), by Lothrop Stoddard, later republished in other titles, like The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy, predicts the collapse of white world empire and colonialism because of the population growth among colored peoples. The postulations constitute Stoddard's scientific racism. He supports a eugenic separation of the "primary races" of the world.

In popular culture[edit]

The book is referenced in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby in which antagonist Tom Buchanan comments on Stoddard's predictions.[1][2] Moreover, the thematically-related book, The Hour of Decision (1936), by Oswald Spengler, mentions The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy in criticizing the Herrenvolk (Master Race) conceptions inherent to Nazism, the government theory and practice of Nazi Germany (1933–45), to which he refused his intellectual legitimation.[3]

See also[edit]


  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. 
  3. ^ The Hour Of Decision: Part Four -- The Coloured World-Revolution

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