ERIC Number: ED044342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-8
Reference Count: 0
Race and Reason: A Comparison of Racial Attitudes in the United States and Brazil.
Forgione, Pascal D.; And Others
This teacher's guide for use at the secondary level, although it has not yet undergone classroom trial, is recommended for inclusion in U.S. History, World History, Modern European History, or as a unit in Problems of Democracy. The primary objective of the unit is to demonstrate that the key to understanding present racial attitudes in Brazil and the United States lies in their peculiar slave institutions, and in doing so to expose the genesis of racism in this country. The arrangement of the material is predominantly chronological, although certain non-chronological juxtapositions are made in order to give historical perspective to the development of racial attitudes and to demonstrate that racism has in turn affected out view of Africa. Sample topics include: How Racism Became Part of Western European Tradition; Myths of Africa; Comparison of Some Institutions of Western Europe and Western Africa; Atlantic Slave Trade; and Comparison of Brazilian and U.S. Slavery Institutions. Subject sections, some of which may be xeroxed for student use, contain suggestions for parallel and supplemental activities, as well as recommended reading. A selected, annotated bibliography appears at the end of the unit. Related documents are: SO 000 353 and SO 000 354. (JLB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Smith Coll., Northampton, MA.
Note: Developed at the EPDA History Institute "The Black Experience, A Comparative Study: The United States and Latin America," Smith Coll., June 23-August 9, 1969