Science, Sexuality, and Race in the United States and Australia, 1780s-1890s

Science, Sexuality, and Race in the United States and Australia, 1780s-1890s

by Gregory D. Smithers

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ISBN-13: 9780415895910
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/21/2011
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Gregory D. Smithers is a Lecturer in American History at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. His works include: "Black gentleman as good as white": Comparing the Origins and Development of African-American and Australian Aboriginal Political Protest," Journal of African American History (Fall, 2008); "The ‘pursuits of the civilized man’: Race and the Meaning of Civilization in the United States and Australia, 1790s-1850s," Journal of World History (Fall 2008).

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I 1. On the Importance of Good Breeding 2. Debating Race and the Meaning of Whiteness 3. Eliminating the ‘dubious hyphen between savagery and civilization’ Part II 4. Missionaries, Settlers, Cherokees & African-Americans, 1780s-1850s 5. Missionaries, Settlers, & Australian Aborigines, 1780s-1850 6. The Evolution of an American Race, 1860s-1890s 7. The Evolution of White Australia, 1860s-1890s. Conclusion

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