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American Theories of Polygenesis (Concepts of Race in the Nineteenth Century) by Robert Bernasconi

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Published by Thoemmes Continuum .
Written in English


  • Anthropology,
  • Ethnic studies,
  • History of science,
  • Topics in philosophy,
  • Western philosophy, c 1800 to c 1900,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • General,
  • Science,
  • Science Fiction,
  • Science / General

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages3808
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8992059M
ISBN 101855069474
ISBN 109781855069473

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"American Theories of Polygenesis" is the first set in the "Concepts of Race in the Nineteenth Century" series edited by Robert Bernasconi. The seven-volume collection brings together key works on the creationist theory of polygenesis. This article examines a previously unexplored chapter in the history of atheism: its close links with nineteenth-century racial anthropology. These links are apparent especially in many atheists’ interest in polygenesis, the theory that human races had separate origins, in contrast to the orthodox Christian doctrine of monogenesis that said all races descended from Adam and Eve. Someone's in the Garden with Eve: Race, Religion, and the American Fall MASON STOKES Skidmore College America's so-called "Negro problem" has always been, at the same time, a theological problem. W. E. B. Du Bois put this clearly when, in , he called the church "the strongest seat of . In the African-American physician and writer James McCune Smith described the ‘negro’ as ‘not an actual physical being of flesh and bones and blood, but a hideous monster of the mind’.(quoted on p. , McCune Smith’s italics) Yet in Bruce Dain’s detailed, subtle, and fascinating book, race theory appears more like a originated in Enlightenment ‘natural science.

Polygenetic Theories (multiple-origin theories) Polygenetic theories contrast with the monogenesis theories which propose a common origin for European-based pidgins and creoles. Polygenetic theories address all cases of pidginization: they are not restricted to European-based pidgins and creoles but account for the structural similarities.   SUMMARY. The nineteenth-century Orientalist and ethnologist, John Crawfurd, publicly rejected Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in Crawfurd was a leading advocate of polygenesis but also a supporter of racial equality. In he published his History of the Indian Archipelago, where he advocated granting household suffrage to all races in the British colonies. the scientific theories of American polygenists. Historians, however, have overlooked this influence. Thus, my aim is to complicate our understanding of the mutually produc-tive relationship between science and religion with regard to theories of race, thereby offering new insights about the place of religion in the history of the human sciences.   A History of Race and Racism in America, in 24 Chapters over slavery than this first-ever book by an African-American woman. book revived the theory of polygenesis .

American Theories of Polygenesis Vol By Robert Bernasconi (Ed.) Options Book House, Oyo Road, Olororo Bus/stop, Ojoo, Ibadan. Box University of Ibadan Post Office, Ibadan, Nigeria. Tel: + ; + Samuel Kneeland wrote an page introduction to the American edition of the book where he laid out evidence which supports polygenist creationism and that the Bible is entirely compatible with multiple Adams. John William Colenso, a theologian and biblical scholar, was a polygenist who believed in co-Adamism. Colenso pointed to monuments and artifacts in Egypt to debunk monogenist beliefs that all . This article presents the principles of linguistic geography and palaeodemography, which indicate that language originated gradually over a diverse population of pre-languages and pre-language families. Many linguists discussing the origin of language assume there was a single origin of language and therefore a single ancestral language, a Proto-World, whether or not reconstructable from.   Snopes investigates conspiracy theories about the origins, discovery, and official responses to the novel coronavirus and COVID