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Outcasts from Evolution: Scientific Attitudes of Racial Inferiority, 1859-1900 Hardcover – August 1, 1986

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"A thorough study of an eventful and highly significant era in the history of American science and in the history of race relations."—Journal of Southern History

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In the only book to date to explore the period between the 1859 publication of Darwin's 'Origin Of Species' and the discovery of Gregor Mendel's experiments in genetics, John S. Haller, Jr. shows the relationship between scientific 'conviction' and public policy. He focuses on the numerous liberally educated American scientists who were caught up in the triumph of evolutionary ideas and who sought to apply those ideas to comparative morality, health, and the physiognomy of nonwhite races. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press; 1st edition (August 1, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0252001648
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252001642
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,181,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is one of the most influential books I have ever read. It delves into the extreme lengths some
within the society will go to keep a false narrative alive to preserve their supremacy, enforce a policy,
or manipulate public opinion. This book explores a justification for slavery, but has application to today's
political obstruction.
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specifically detailed how the scientific basis for racism in the modern western world was established, and how it served to justify prejudice and discrimination toward non-white citizens. it was more than captivating to me; it was stunning. thank you so much dr. haller. it's people like you who keep me from hating the entire white race.

ha, ha, ha, (kidding on the square).

andy florez (mexican)
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