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The world got along without race for the overwhelming majority of its history. The U. Race is a human-invented, shorthand term used to describe and categorize people into various social groups based on characteristics like skin color, physical features, and genetic heredity. Race, while not a valid biological concept, is a real social construction that gives or denies benefits and privileges.
Slavery, Race and Ideology in the United States of America
Readers can comment on this article in the dialog box at the bottom of this page. Unlike many eras in U. While the War of , for example, matters significantly in the history of the United States, its bicentennial celebrated this year will likely receive little fanfare compared to the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation in Historiographically, such appreciations of black activism began to proliferate in the s and shattered the then prevailing racist discourse of the Dunning School and its portraits of indolent and inferior freedmen; politically these narratives provided a crucial historical antecedent to the civil rights movement and became part of a larger effort at the time to craft a so-called usable past. In addition to redefining the roles of freed slaves, this generation of scholars also powerfully demonstrated the possibilities of archival research—uncovering repositories, locating sources, and developing clever and creative ways to find black people in records left mostly by white people.
Race , the idea that the human species is divided into distinct groups on the basis of inherited physical and behavioral differences. The modern meaning of the term race with reference to humans began to emerge in the 17th century. Since then it has had a variety of meanings in the languages of the Western world. What most definitions have in common is an attempt to categorize peoples primarily by their physical differences. In the United States , for example, the term race generally refers to a group of people who have in common some visible physical traits, such as skin colour, hair texture, facial features, and eye formation.
In the last three decades, gender has become an indispensable category of analysis in the study of slavery in the Americas, illuminating both the day-to-day lives of enslaved and enslaving peoples and ideas about race and slavery. While studying gender means much more than studying women, the literature on enslaved women is especially influential, in part because of gender analysis's origins in women's history and in part because of women's central importance in slavery: women and ideas about them shaped slavery from beginning to end. This article discusses the origins of slavery, the gendered division of slave labour, reproduction in slavery, sexuality, enslaved families, black femininity and masculinity, mastery and white gender identities, and politics. Keywords: slaves , enslaved women , gender analysis , slave labour , reproduction , sexuality , femininity , white gender identity , politics. Gender analysis has also reconfigured the study of politics, and, as is increasingly clear, studying gender means much more than studying women. Still, the literature on enslaved women is especially influential, in part because of gender analysis's origins in women's history and in part because of women's central importance in slavery: women and ideas about them shaped slavery from beginning to end.
Gender and Slavery
In the United States both scholars and the general public have been conditioned to viewing human races as natural and separate divisions within the human species based on visible physical differences. With the vast expansion of scientific knowledge in this century, however, it has become clear that human populations are not unambiguous, clearly demarcated, biologically distinct groups. Evidence from the analysis of genetics e. This means that there is greater variation within "racial" groups than between them. In neighboring populations there is much overlapping of genes and their phenotypic physical expressions.
All rights reserved. This is not new to anthropologists. Since the s when Ashley Montagu argued against the use of the term "race" in science, a growing number of scholars in many disciplines have declared that the real meaning of race in American society has to do with social realities, quite distinct from physical variations in the human species. I argue that race was institutionalized beginning in the 18th century as a worldview, a set of culturally created attitudes and beliefs about human group differences. Slavery and the Coming of Africans Race and its ideology about human differences arose out of the context of African slavery. But many peoples throughout history have been enslaved without the imposition of racial ideology. When we look at 17th century colonial America before the enactment of laws legitimizing slavery only for Africans and their descendants after , several facts become clear.
In an attempt to counteract such misconceptions, Fields challenged the common presumption by historians that the creation of racial classifications was a natural, reflexive, response of human beings to stark physical differences—the most obvious of which would be skin color. In contrast, Fields asserted that human differences contain in themselves no inherent meanings. In challenging the notion that racial classifications emerged, almost instantaneously, out of the contact between different groups, Fields aimed to show that race had a far more specific historical lineage. Therefore, race offered a means of justifying the enslavement of those of African descent along principles consistent with bourgeois rationality Ideology, Once African slaves were determined to be racially inferior, the abnegation of their freedom and democratic rights required no further explanation. Before moving on, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the impact these initial observations had on my own understanding of race in American society. As a historian I should have known that race, like all things, must have come into being at some point in the past.
Historical Foundations of Race
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The many meanings of “race”
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