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ERIC Number: EJ644333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-1077-3711
Morton, Agassiz, and the Origins of Scientific Racism in the United States.
Menand, Louis
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, n34 p110-13 Win 2001-2002
Describes how the racist academic consensus was established at Harvard University, focusing on two professors, Samuel George Morton and Louis Agassiz, who worked to convince U.S. scholars of the inherent inferiority and subhuman status of the black race. Morton published data on the inferiority of the black race based on analysis of his collection of human skulls. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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