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Measuring ManhoodRace and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934$
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Melissa N. Stein

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816673025

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816673025.001.0001

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“Races of Men”

“Races of Men”

Ethnology in Antebellum America

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(p.27) Chapter 1 “Races of Men”
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Measuring Manhood
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Melissa N. Stein

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816673025.003.0002

Chapter one traces the rise of scientific racism through the two debates--racial origins and slavery--that drove ethnology’s development and argues the nascent field was entirely male-dominated. It focused on men, presumed a male audience, and was produced by male scientists, though "man" was a normative category subjected to little scrutiny.

Keywords:   scientific racism, ethnology, male scientists, American studies, ethnographical studies, gender studies, science and technology

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