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Author Beasley, Edward, 1964-

Title The Victorian reinvention of race : new racisms and the problem of grouping in the human sciences / Edward Beasley
Published New York : Routledge, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (247 pages)
Series Routledge studies in modern British history ; 4
Routledge studies in modern British history ; 4
Contents Introduction : reinventing racism -- Tocqueville and race -- Gobineau, Bagehot's precursor -- The common sense of Walter Bagehot -- Bagehot rewrites Gobineau -- Darwin and race -- Argyll, race, and degeneration -- Frederick Weld and the unnamed neighbours -- By way of a conclusion : Arthur Gordon
Summary Not until the early nineteenth century would polygenetic and racialist theories win many adherents. But by the middle of the nineteenth century in England, racial categories were imposed upon humanity. This title focuses on how the idea of 'race' gained popularity in England at that time
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-238) and index
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Subject Race relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 020384498X (electronic bk.)
9780203844984 (electronic bk.)