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

Author: Molly Rogers
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2010.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Molly Rogers
ISBN: 9780300115482 0300115482
OCLC Number: 876695021
Description: XXXV, 350 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Molly Rogers.

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"In a book that is at once sensitive, bold, and imaginative, Rogers delivers a deep history of the causes, creation, and consequences of these now famous photographs... If there ever can be a shared Read more...

 
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