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The image of the Black in western art. 4 : From the American Revolution to World War I ; 2, From the American Revolution to World War I ; Pt. 2, Black models and white myths

Black Models and White Myths examines the racial assumptions behind representations of Africans that emphasized the contrast between "civilization" and "savagery" and the development of so-called scientific and ethnographic racism. These works often depicted Africans' allegedly natural behavior as a counterpoint to inhibited European conduct.
Print Book, English, 2012
Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2012