Science, Sexuality, and Race in the United States and Australia, 1780-1940

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Science, Sexuality, and
Race in the United States
and Australia, 1780–1940,

REVISED EDITION | Gregory D. Smithers

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS | LINCOLN AND LONDON

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • A Note about Terminology xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I 23
  • 1 - On the Importance of Good Breeding 27
  • 2 - Debating Race and the Meaning of Whiteness 67
  • 3 - Eliminating the "Dubious Hyphen between Savagery and Civilization" 103
  • 4 - Racial Discourse in the United States and Australia 123
  • Part II 151
  • 5 - Missionaries, Settlers, Cherokees, and African Americans, 1780s–1850s 155
  • 6 - Missionaries, Settlers, and Australian Aborigines, 1780s–1850s 187
  • 7 - The Evolution of an American Race, 1860s–1890s 215
  • 8 - The Evolution of White Australia, 1860–1890 245
  • Part III 273
  • 9 - The "Science" of Human Breeding 277
  • 10 - "Breeding out the Colour" 303
  • Epilogue 339
  • Notes 345
  • Bibliography 409
  • Index 487
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