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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 c 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Louis Agassiz; Louis Agassiz; Louis Agassiz; Louis Agassiz
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Molly Rogers
ISBN: 0300115482 9780300115482
OCLC Number: 845636292
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index
Description: XXV, 350 S. ill 24 cm
Responsibility: Molly Rogers

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