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A History of the Concept of Race

March 13
6:00 pm


Waterbury 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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Judi Byron
Phone:
(802) 244-7036

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Waterbury Public Library
28 N Main St
Waterbury, VT 05676 United States
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www.waterburypubliclibrary.com