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A History of the Concept of Race

June 16, 2018
4:00 pm


Groton Free Public Library
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The first European to divide the peoples of the world into distinct races, in the seventeenth century, claimed that the Sami people of northern Scandinavia were one of four races on earth; Native Americans, Europeans, South Asians, and North Africans together were considered a second race. How did such a bizarre distinction among groups of people develop into one of the most historically significant ideas of the modern world? Professor William Edelglass will trace the intellectual history of the concept of race in the West, from its prehistory to today.

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Luisa Lindsley
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(802) 584-3358

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Groton Free Public Library
1304 Scott Hwy
Groton, VT 05046 United States
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