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The Resource Who's Black and why? : a hidden chapter from the eighteenth-century invention of race, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Andrew S. Curran

Who's Black and why? : a hidden chapter from the eighteenth-century invention of race, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Andrew S. Curran

Label
Who's Black and why? : a hidden chapter from the eighteenth-century invention of race
Title
Who's Black and why?
Title remainder
a hidden chapter from the eighteenth-century invention of race
Statement of responsibility
edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Andrew S. Curran
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1739 Bordeaux's Royal Academy of Sciences held an essay contest seeking answers to a pressing question: What was the cause of Africans' black skin? Published here for the first time and translated into English, these early documents of scientific racism lay bare the Enlightenment origins of the phantom of racial hierarchy"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
Dewey number
305.8009409/033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN27
LC item number
.C38 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gates, Henry Louis
  • Curran, Andrew S.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Académie royale des sciences (France)
  • Racism in anthropology
  • Scientific racism
  • Black race
  • Black race
  • Europeans
  • Racism
  • Racism against Black people
Label
Who's Black and why? : a hidden chapter from the eighteenth-century invention of race, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Andrew S. Curran
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Who is black and why? -- Part I. The 1741 essays on the "degeneration" of black skin and hair -- Introduction: Bordeaux's Royal Academy of Science and the 1741 contest on skin and hair -- Blackness through the power of God -- Blackness through the soul of the father -- Blackness through the maternal imagination -- Blackness as a moral defect -- Blackness as a result of the torrid zone -- Blackness as a result of divine providence -- Blackness as a result of heat and humidity -- Blackness as a reversible accident -- Blackness as a result of hot air and darkened blood -- Blackness as a result of a darkened humor -- Blackness as a result of blood flow -- Blackness as an extension of optical theory -- Blackness as a result of an original sickness -- Blackness degenerated -- Blackness classified -- Blackness dissected -- Part II. The 1772 contest on "preserving" Negroes -- Introduction: The 1772 essays on "preserving" Negroes -- A slave ship surgeon on the crossing -- A Parisian humanitarian on the slave trade -- Louis Alphonse, Bordeaux apothecary, on the crossing
Control code
on1269098593
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 303 pages
Isbn
9780674244269
Lccn
2021036013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1269098593
Label
Who's Black and why? : a hidden chapter from the eighteenth-century invention of race, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Andrew S. Curran
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Who is black and why? -- Part I. The 1741 essays on the "degeneration" of black skin and hair -- Introduction: Bordeaux's Royal Academy of Science and the 1741 contest on skin and hair -- Blackness through the power of God -- Blackness through the soul of the father -- Blackness through the maternal imagination -- Blackness as a moral defect -- Blackness as a result of the torrid zone -- Blackness as a result of divine providence -- Blackness as a result of heat and humidity -- Blackness as a reversible accident -- Blackness as a result of hot air and darkened blood -- Blackness as a result of a darkened humor -- Blackness as a result of blood flow -- Blackness as an extension of optical theory -- Blackness as a result of an original sickness -- Blackness degenerated -- Blackness classified -- Blackness dissected -- Part II. The 1772 contest on "preserving" Negroes -- Introduction: The 1772 essays on "preserving" Negroes -- A slave ship surgeon on the crossing -- A Parisian humanitarian on the slave trade -- Louis Alphonse, Bordeaux apothecary, on the crossing
Control code
on1269098593
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 303 pages
Isbn
9780674244269
Lccn
2021036013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1269098593

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