Episode 31 – Scientific Racism

How do you teach the evolution of race and racism in world history?  From the post-classical era to the Enlightenment and industrial era, Matt and Dave explore the historical construction of race.  How did ideas of race evolve in a world-historical context and how was this social construct then used to justify hierarchies?   Tune in to find out.

St. Maurice’s statue at the Magdeburg Cathedral

Recommendations:

Dave – Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography by Clifton Crais and Pamela Scully

Matt – The Mismeasure of Man (Revised & Expanded) by Stephen Jay Gould

 

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