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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, cop. 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. This title tells  Read more...

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Named Person: Louis Agassiz; Louis Agassiz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Molly Rogers
ISBN: 9780300115482 0300115482
OCLC Number: 758342964
Description: 1 v. (xxv-350 p.) : ill., jaquette ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Molly Rogers.

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"Through "Delia's Tears", a beguiling mixture of history and imagination, we see that the poisonous allure of racial thinking, often posing as reasoned objectivity, has always blurred our vision. Read more...

 
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