24 minutes | Feb 13, 2019

14 17th Century Development Of Ideas About Race

In this episode we discuss how ideas about human differences evolved in Europe during the 1600s. From Noah's Curse to the Lost Tribes of Israel, to pre-Adamism, to race--this was a dynamic time in the history of race. Resources: Popkin, Richard H. "Pre-adamism in 19th century American thought: “Speculative biology” and racism." Philosophia 8, no. 2-3 (1978): 205-239. Grotius, Hugo. On the Origin of the Native Races of America: A Dissertation. Edinburgh:[sn], 1884 ([London: Unwin Bros.]), 1884. de La Peyrere, I. Praedamitae sive Exercitatio... quibus inducuntur primi homines ante Adamum conditi [-Systema theologicum ex prae-adamitarum hypothesi]. Louis et Daniel Elsevier, 1655. Anonymous [François Bernier]. “Nouvelle Division de la Terre, par les différentes Espèces ou Races d’hommes qui l’habitent, envoy par un fameux Voyageur à M. l’Abbé de la *****, à peu prés en ces termes.” Journal des Sçavans, (April 24, 1684): 133-140.
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