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A Liberal Descent? E. A. Freeman’s Invention of Racial Traditions

Theodore Koditschek

in Making History: Edward Augustus Freeman and Victorian Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265871
eISBN:
9780191772030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265871.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This essay explores some of the ways in which E. A. Freeman’s 19th-century political investments shaped his approach to history. Like other liberals, Freeman read history as the story of progress. ... More


Introduction

Amos Morris-Reich

in Race and Photography: Racial Photography as Scientific Evidence, 1876-1980

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226320748
eISBN:
9780226320915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226320915.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Introduction frames the study of racial photography as scientific evidence. Based on the works of Lorraine Daston and Ian Hacking, the chapter develops the notion of “practical epistemology” as a ... More


Race and Photography: Racial Photography as Scientific Evidence, 1876-1980

Amos Morris-Reich

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226320748
eISBN:
9780226320915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226320915.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Race and Photography studies the changing function of photography within the “science of race” from the 1870s to the 1940s and documents how such an object is defined by and simultaneously defines ... More


Epilogue

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/9780816673025.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The epilogue discusses the transition in America from viewing race as biological to viewing it as cultural and the continued influence of science and society on racism and racial anthropology.


A Great Conspiracy against Our Race: Italian Immigrant Newspapers and the Construction of Whiteness in the Early 20th Century

Peter G. Vellon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814788486
eISBN:
9780814788493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814788486.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Racial history has always been the thorn in America's side, with a swath of injustices—slavery, lynching, segregation, and many other ills—perpetrated against black people. This very history is ... More


“The Threatened Cloud”: Production and Protest

Josephine Lee

in The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665792
eISBN:
9781452946474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665792.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter considers a vital aspect of the opera’s racial history: how it operates not only as harmless divertissement but also as a touchstone of racial sensitivity. It provides an account of the ... More


“Becoming Visible”: Italian Women and Their Male Co-Citizens in the Liberal State

Sabina Donati (ed.)

in A Political History of National Citizenship and Identity in Italy, 1861-1950

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784511
eISBN:
9780804787338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784511.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

“Becoming Visible”: Italian Women and Their Male Co-Citizens in the Liberal State


The Mikado in Japan

Josephine Lee

in The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665792
eISBN:
9781452946474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665792.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter provides an overview of the Japanese production of The Mikado, which define a much more modest yet important aspect of the opera’s racial history. Having Japanese actors in The Mikado ... More


100 Percent American

Julia Lee

in Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“100 Percent American” is an analysis of the Our Gang parody of the KKK in “Lodge Night” (1923). It describes racial history of the early 1920s, with the spread of the Klan to places like upstate New ... More


Chaotic Justice: Rethinking African American Literary History

John Ernest

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833377
eISBN:
9781469605074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898505_ernest
Subject:
History, African-American History

What is African American about African American literature? Why identify it as a distinct tradition? This book contends that too often scholars have relied on naive concepts of race, superficial ... More


Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon

Aram Goudsouzian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828434
eISBN:
9781469603605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807875841_goudsouzian
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This full biography of actor Sidney Poitier analyzes the life and career of a Hollywood legend, from his childhood in the Bahamas to his 2002 Oscar for lifetime achievement. In such films as Lilies ... More


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