TITLE

THE EVOLUTION OF ETHNICITY

AUTHOR(S)
Wilson, Sarah
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
ELH;Spring2009, Vol. 76 Issue 1, p247
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the evolution of ethnicity in the United States. It mentions that Darwinism was not responsible for the explosion of anti-immigrant sentiment at the start of the 20th century. but a range of evolutionary theories proved useful to racists, nativists and restrictionists. It notes that immigrant autobiographers transposed naturalist Charles Darwin's methodology into their own perceptions focusing individual specimens and theorizing relations between contemporaries and across time. Moreover, it asserts that adopting a logic of ceaseless adaptation allows the construction of mind and morals from the chance variation.
ACCESSION #
37204539

 

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