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Title Who's black and why? : a hidden chapter from the eighteenth-century invention of race / edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Andrew S. Curran.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2022.
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  305.80094 WHO    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  305.80094 WHO    AVAILABLE
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Description xvi, 303 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-290) and index.
Summary "In 1739 Bordeaux's Royal Academy of Sciences held an essay contest seeking answers to a pressing question: What was the cause of Africans' black skin? Published here for the first time and translated into English, these early documents of scientific racism lay bare the Enlightenment origins of the phantom of racial hierarchy"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Académie royale des sciences (France)
Racism in anthropology -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Scientific racism -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Black race -- Color -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Black race -- Color -- Europe -- Public opinion -- History -- 18th century.
Europeans -- Attitudes -- History -- 18th century.
Racism -- France -- Bordeaux (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Added Author Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., editor.
Curran, Andrew S., editor.
ISBN 9780674244269 (cloth)
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