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Delia's tears : race, science, and photography in nineteenth-century America

Author: Molly Rogers
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1850 seven South Carolina slaves were photographed at the request of the famous naturalist Louis Agassiz to provide evidence of the supposed biological inferiority of Africans. Lost for many years, the photographs were rediscovered in the attic of Harvard's Peabody Museum in 1976. In the first narrative history of these images, Molly Rogers tells the story of the photographs, the people they depict, and the men  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Pictorial works
Named Person: Louis Agassiz; Louis Agassiz; Louis Agassiz; Louis Agassiz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Molly Rogers
ISBN: 9780300115482 0300115482
OCLC Number: 449853551
Description: xxv, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / David Blight --
Introduction: Discovery --
A dam'd poor town --
Cotton --
Transformation --
Humbug --
The big fish --
Truth before all --
Storm, blood, and fire --
A positive good --
Niggerology --
Opposite views --
Investigations --
Evidence --
Scientific moonshine --
Epilogue: Revolution.
Responsibility: Molly Rogers.

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In 1850, seven South Carolina slaves were photographed at the request of the famous naturalist Louis Agassiz to provide evidence of the supposed biological inferiority of Africans. This title tells  Read more...

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