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The Compromise That Made the Republic and the Nation’s First Statistical Race

Kenneth Prewitt

in What Is "Your" Race?: The Census and Our Flawed Efforts to Classify Americans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157030
eISBN:
9781400846795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157030.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter demonstrates how assumptions of racial superiority and inferiority tightly bound together statistical races, social science, and public policy. The starting point of this is ... More


Hunt's Racist Anthropology

Ter Ellingson

in The Myth of the Noble Savage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222687
eISBN:
9780520925922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222687.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

James Hunt had developed an interest in ethnology by 1854, when he “became a disciple” of Dr. Robert Knox, promoter of the doctrine that “race is everything in human affairs.” For Hunt, the great ... More


Crawfurd, Darwin, and the “Missing Link”

Ter Ellingson

in The Myth of the Noble Savage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222687
eISBN:
9780520925922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222687.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In arguing his program of racial superiority and dominance, Crawfurd mounted a critical attack on virtually every anthropological theory that might be imagined to support ideas of human unity or ... More


Racism

David Livingstone Smith

in On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190923006
eISBN:
9780190092566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923006.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter defines the term “racism” and considers the historical trajectory of this phenomenon. Racism is the belief that races exist and that some races are intrinsically superior to others. A ... More


Fatherland: War and Genocide in the Mennonite East

Benjamin W. Goossen

in Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691174280
eISBN:
9781400885190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174280.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at how, during the Second World War, Mennonite leaders had assisted Hitler's empire building in Ukraine and Poland. As narratives of genetic purity and pioneering temperament ... More


From Stone to Flesh: The Body of the New Aryan Man between Aesthetics and Eugenics

Johann Chapoutot

in Greeks, Romans, Germans: How the Nazis Usurped Europe's Classical Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520275720
eISBN:
9780520966154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275720.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the body of the Third Reich's new man—a body first and foremost, and one which could only be achieved through recourse to an antiquity that the Nazis held up as the archetype ... More


I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

Louis Moore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041341
eISBN:
9780252099946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041341.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

At its heart, I Fight for a Living is a book about black men who came of age in the Reconstruction and early Jim Crow era--a time when the remaking of white manhood was at its most intense, placing ... More


Biology and Ideology from Descartes to Dawkins

Denis R. Alexander and Ronald L. Numbers (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608402
eISBN:
9780226608426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608426.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Over the course of human history, the sciences in general and biology in particular have often been manipulated to cause immense human suffering. For example, biology has been used to justify eugenic ... 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


Knowing and Living in KL’s Contact Zones: Gendered, Racialized, and Classed Cosmopolites

Christine B. N. Chin

in Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890910
eISBN:
9780199345489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890910.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter Six discusses migrant women’s and syndicate members’ encounters in KL’s contact zones. The analysis begins with migrant women sex workers’ experiences living and working in urban spaces that, ... More


Back to Work

Jarod Roll

in Poor Man's Fortune: White Working-Class Conservatism in American Metal Mining, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656298
eISBN:
9781469656311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656298.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the Great Depression crushed the mining industry, Tri-State miners looked for ways to restore their standing as hard-working-white men and their faith in capitalism. The New Deal offered hope but ... More


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