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Walter White, Scientific Racism, and the NAACP Antilynching Campaign

Melissa N. Stein

in Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816673025
eISBN:
9781452952437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673025.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter five reveals that in the 1920s and 30s, black NAACP leader Walter White identified racial scientists as part of the problem, not the solution. He made debunking biological theories of black ... More


Race and Removal: Katy's Compromise

Claudio Saunt

in Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176315
eISBN:
9780199788972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

Many Creeks, including Katy Grayson, understood Indian removal as an object lesson in the power of race to shape their lives. The policies of the federal and state governments as well as scientific ... More


“Races of Men”: Ethnology in Antebellum America

Melissa N. Stein

in Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816673025
eISBN:
9781452952437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673025.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter one traces the rise of scientific racism through the two debates--racial origins and slavery--that drove ethnology’s development and argues the nascent field was entirely male-dominated. It ... More


An “Equal Beard” for “Equal Voting”: Gender and Citizenship in the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Redemption

Melissa N. Stein

in Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816673025
eISBN:
9781452952437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673025.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter two describes how racial scientists became invested in defining manhood and to whom it applied. During the Civil War, scientists conducted anthropometric studies of union troops, measuring ... More


Conclusion: the decline of the eugenics empire

Chloe Campbell

in Race and Empire: Eugenics in Colonial Kenya

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071607
eISBN:
9781781700686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071607.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Eugenics was swiftly displaced as the key to racial difference in post-war Kenyan medical discourse. The reasons for the failure of Kenyan eugenics lay beyond the local medical and biological forum ... More


Unsexing the Race: Lynching, Castration, and Racial Science

Melissa N. Stein

in Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816673025
eISBN:
9781452952437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673025.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter four argues that emasculation was central to scientific and popular discourse on lynching as well as its practice. For three decades, prominent U.S. physicians recommended surgical castration ... More


The White Primitive: Whiteness Studies, Embodiment, Invisibility, Property

Tiffany Willoughby-Herard

in Waste of a White Skin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520280861
eISBN:
9780520959972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280861.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

“The White Primitive: Whiteness Studies, Embodiment, Invisibility, Property” considers whiteness as misery, especially in the thriving legacy of scientific racism well into the 1960s. The chapter ... More


Racism, Race, and Josiah Royce: Exactly What Shall We Say?

Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley

in The Relevance of Royce

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255283
eISBN:
9780823261130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255283.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Royce's 1908 essay, “Race Questions and Prejudices” has been the subject of various interpretations and some controversy. This piece addresses some of the criticisms, focusing on the following ... More


The “Hottentot Apron”: Genital Aberration in the History of Sexual Science

Rebecca Hodes

in Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293373
eISBN:
9780520966673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293373.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the role played by racial scientists in the sexual scientific readings of the “Hottentot apron,” a perceived elongation of the labia associated with the Khoisan women of South ... More


Metabolic Insurrection

Anthony Ryan Hatch

in Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816696178
eISBN:
9781452954233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696178.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Contrary to the biopolitical logic of metabolic syndrome, human metabolism is not, and has never been, a strictly biological phenomenon. Rather, metabolism is a site for the kind of biopolitics that ... More


The Making of a Social Anthropologist

David A. Varel

in The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534886
eISBN:
9780226534916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534916.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The third chapter evaluates the formal graduate training in anthropology of Allison Davis and his wife Elizabeth Stubbs Davis. From 1931 to 1932, the couple attended Harvard College and Radcliffe ... More


Inverts, Perverts, and Primitives: Racial Thought and the American School of Sexology

Melissa N. Stein

in Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816673025
eISBN:
9781452952437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673025.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter three demonstrates that racial science and sexology were not separate fields in America. Rather, they shared the same key scientists, whose assessments of the causes of “perversion” broke ... More


Photography and Slavery in America and Brazil

Marcus Wood

in Black Milk: Imagining Slavery in the Visual Cultures of Brazil and America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199274574
eISBN:
9780191741784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274574.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter provides a comparative aesthetic and historic discussion of the large range of photographic material recording slavery generated across Brazil and North America from the invention of the ... More


The Scientific Racism of Metabolism

Anthony Ryan Hatch

in Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816696178
eISBN:
9781452954233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696178.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The chapter illustrates how race became a way of interpreting metabolic differences across individuals and social groups that is consistent with historical forms of scientific racism. I trace the ... More


Seeing Like an Inca: Julio C. Tello, Indigenous Archaeology, and Pre-Columbian Trepanation in Peru

Christopher Heaney

in Indigenous Visions: Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300196511
eISBN:
9780300235678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196511.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter examines how anthropology affected Peruvian archaeologist Julio César Tello's sense of himself. Indigenous individuals like Tello often were present at archaeology's inception, as ... More


The Ghost of Christian Creationism: Racial Dispositions and Progressive Era Public Health Research

Terence Keel

in Divine Variations: How Christian Thought Became Racial Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780804795401
eISBN:
9781503604377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795401.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 3 explores how polygenist carryovers emerged in early twentieth-century medical and public health studies on the links between race and disease. This persistence further embedded ideas about ... More


Performing Race

Ann M. Axtmann

in Indians and Wannabes: Native American Powwow Dancing in the Northeast and Beyond

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049113
eISBN:
9780813050010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049113.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

Race and racism are heated issues at the center of how Indians and non-Indians perform at intertribal powwows. Though this chapter does not explicitly argue for a notion of “blood memory,” it does ... 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


The Native Dog and the Colonial Dog

Aaron Herald Skabelund

in Empire of Dogs: Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450259
eISBN:
9780801463235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450259.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter compares the colonial dog with the native dog, both of which were viewed by colonizers and the colonized as distinct. It traces the path of the colonial dog in order to shed light on the ... More


Introduction: Race Theory and Hemispheric Juxtaposition

Juliet Hooker

in Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190633691
eISBN:
9780190633714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633691.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

The introduction explains the hemispheric geographic and conceptual frame developed in the book in order to map the intellectual connections and political genealogies of two subaltern traditions of ... More


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