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History's Shadow: Native Americans and Historical Consciousness in the Nineteenth Century

Steven Conn

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226114941
eISBN:
9780226115115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226115115.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Who were the Native Americans? Where did they come from and how long ago? Did they have a history, and would they have a future? Questions such as these dominated intellectual life in the United ... More


Studies in Deceit: Personality Testing and the Character of Experiments

Michael Pettit

in The Science of Deception: Psychology and Commerce in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923741
eISBN:
9780226923758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923758.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the ironies at the core of attempts to scientifically investigate deception. It uses the Character Education Inquiry as its focal point to explain deceptive behavior among ... More


Introduction Ghosts of the Unburied Dead

in The Skull Collectors: Race, Science, and America's Unburied Dead

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226233482
eISBN:
9780226233499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226233499.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When Philadelphia naturalist Samuel George Morton died in 1851, no one cut off his head, boiled away its flesh, and added his grinning skull to a collection of crania. It would have been strange, but ... More


“The Promise of a Fine Skull”

in The Skull Collectors: Race, Science, and America's Unburied Dead

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226233482
eISBN:
9780226233499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226233499.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the skull collection of naturalist Samuel George Morton. It suggests that Morton's work on skulls secured his place in the ... More


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