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Faces Of Slavery: White Science’s Attempt To Prove That Africans Were Biologically Inferior

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Black bodies, white science. Daguerreotypes by J.W. Zealy. Faces of Slavery Consider the often illustrated example of the Zealy daguerreotypes, photographs of partially nude South Carolina plantation slaves that were commissioned in 1850 by the eminent Harvard scientist Louis Agassiz (and that ended up in the anthropology museum there). Ironically …read more

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