|Publisher:||Rogers, Helga M.|
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About the Author
JOEL AUGUSTUS ROGERS (September 6, 1880–March 26, 1966) was a Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian who contributed to the history of Africa and the African diaspora, especially the history of African Americans in the United States. His research spanned the academic fields of history, sociology and anthropology. He challenged prevailing ideas about race, demonstrated the connections between civilizations, and traced African achievements. He was one of the greatest popularizers of African history in the twentieth century. Rogers addresses issues such as the lack of scientific support for the idea of race, the lack of black history being told from a black person’s perspective, and the fact of intermarriage and unions among peoples throughout history.
A respected historian and gifted lecturer, Rogers was a close personal friend of the Harlem-based intellectual and activist Hubert Harrison. In the 1920s, Rogers worked as a journalist on the Pittsburgh Courier and the Chicago Enterprise, and he served as the first black foreign correspondent from the United States.
Table of Contents
Remarks on the First Two Volumes of Sex and Race
The Why and Wherefore of Volume Three
Mixed Marriages as Seen by the Law—Ancient and Early Historic
Mixed Marriages as Seen by the Law—Our Times
Mixed Marriages as Seen by the White Scientists
Mixed Marriages as Seen by the Politicians
Mixed Marriages as Seen by the Clergy and the Laity
Mixed Marriages as Seen by Negroes
The Four “Laws” of Race-Mixing
The Mixing of Near-White and Black
Is Rejection of the Negro by the White Woman Sincere?
Do Negro Men Greatly Prefer White Women to Negro Ones?
Which Attracts the Other More Strongly, White or Black? •The Real Purpose Behind Anti-Miscegenation Laws
Which is More Beautiful, A White Skin or a Black One?
Color Attraction and Homosexuality
Which is More Sexually Competent, White or Black Ancient Background of the Question
Which Is More Sexually Competent, White or Black? The Question of Today
Sex: It’s Cosmic Purpose and Function
The Universal Decay of Empires—Function of the Underman
The Psychologic and Cosmic Forces That Lead Whites to Seek Blacks—Expressions of White Poets
What are the White Man’s Lands? Is the United States one of them?
Can a Couple Apparently White Have a Black Baby?
Criticism of Current Racist Views
The Need for Greater Vision
Incompetency of Man’s Knowledge
Twilight of the Bigots
Notes of Chapter XVII
Scattered Notes on Sex and Race, Vol. I
Notes on Vol. II
Notes on Beethoven
Sources of the “Curse” of Ham on Negroes
Notes on the Illustrations
What People are Saying About This
“Immensely entertaining and even more instructive. There is something new on almost every page...”
“No man living has revealed so many important facts about the Negro as Rogers.”
“No man living has revealed so many important facts about the Negro as Rogers.”--W.E.B. Dubois
“Immensely entertaining and even more instructive. There is something new on almost every page...”--H.L. Mencken