Until Darwin, Science, Human Variety and the Origins of Race

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Routledge, Oct 6, 2015 - Science - 224 pages
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This work fills a gap in recent studies on the history of race and science. Focusing on both the classification systems of human variety and the development of science as the arbiter of truth, Brown looks at the rise of the emerging sciences of life and society – biology and sociology – as well as the debate surrounding slavery and abolition.
 

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Contents

Ecce Homo or Slavery and Human Variety
1
1 Classification and the Species Question
17
2 Polygenesis and the Types of Mankind
59
Science Against Slavery
99
The Authority of the Sciences of Life
149
Notes
155
Works Cited
185
Index
197
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