Nature Knows No Color-Line

Research into the Negro Ancestry in the White Race

Author: J. A. Rogers

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819575518

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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In Nature Knows No Color-Line, originally published in 1952, historian Joel Augustus Rogers examines the origins of racial hierarchy and the color problem. Rogers was a humanist who believed that there were no scientifically evident racial divisions—all humans belong to one “race.” He believed that color prejudice generally evolved from issues of domination and power between two physiologically different groups. According to Rogers, color prejudice was then used a rationale for domination, subjugation and warfare. Societies developed myths and prejudices in order to pursue their own interests at the expense of other groups. This book argues that many instances of the contributions of black people had been left out of the history books, and gives many examples.

Nature Knows No Color-Line

Research Into the Negro Ancestry in the White Race

Author: J. A. Rogers

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819575100

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Classic work of black study refuting scientific racism

From Superman to Man

Author: J. A. Rogers

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 138711042X

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 7519

Rogers' first book From "Superman" to Man, self-published in 1917, attacked notions of African inferiority. From "Superman" to Man is a polemic against the ignorance that fuels racism.

The Five Negro Presidents

According to What White People Said They Were

Author: J. A. Rogers

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819575526

Category: Social Science

Page: 19

View: 6844

Historian Joel Augustus Rogers provides his evidence that there have been nineteenth- and twentieth-century presidents of the United States who had partial black ancestry, including Harding, Jefferson, Jackson and Lincoln.

Africa's Gift to America

The Afro-American in the Making and Saving of the United States

Author: J. A. Rogers

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 081957550X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 8196

Originally published in 1959 and revised and expanded in 1989, this book asserts that Africans had contributed more to the world than was previously acknowledged. Historian Joel Augustus Rogers devoted a significant amount of his professional life to unearthing facts about people of African ancestry. He intended these findings to be a refutation of contemporary racist beliefs about the inferiority of blacks. Rogers asserted that the color of skin did not determine intellectual genius, and he publicized the great black civilizations that had flourished in Africa during antiquity. According to Rogers, many ancient African civilizations had been primal molders of Western civilization and culture.

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof

A Short Cut to The World History of The Negro

Author: J. A. Rogers

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819575496

Category: Social Science

Page: 72

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First published in 1934 and revised in 1962, this book gathers journalist and historian Joel Augustus Rogers’ columns from the syndicated newspaper feature titled Your History. Patterned after the look of Ripley’s popular Believe It or Not the multiple vignettes in each episode recount short items from Rogers’s research. The feature began in the Pittsburgh Courier in November 1934 and ran through the 1960s.

Ancient and Modern Britons

A Retrospect

Author: David MacRitchie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

Page: N.A

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The Real Facts about Ethiopia

Author: J. A. Rogers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614278535

Category: Social Science

Page: 38

View: 6636

2015 Reprint of 1936 Edition. Full Facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. J. A. Rogers was a Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian who contributed to the history of Africa and the African diaspora, especially the history of African Americans in the United States. His research spanned the academic fields of history, sociology and anthropology. He challenged prevailing ideas about race, demonstrated the connections between civilizations, and traced African achievements. He was one of the greatest popularizers of African history in the 20th century. The Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 inspired grass roots political activism in black America and is the background to this pamphlet. Rogers's text critiques the nature of race under colonialism by illustrating how state boundaries and racial categories are coordinate, strategic operations of colonial power. In many respects it functions as any early statement of anti-colonialism from the black perspective.

The Ku Klux Spirit

Author: J. A. Rogers

Publisher: Black Classic Press

ISBN: 9780933121065

Category: Political Science

Page: 36

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Your History

From the Beginning of Time to the Present

Author: Joel Augustus Rogers

Publisher: Black Classic Press

ISBN: 9780933121041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 95

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Chronicles the accomplishments of Black men and women from all times and places.

World's Great Men of Color

Author: J.A. Rogers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451650549

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 9678

The classic, definitive title on the great Black figures in world history, beginning in antiquity and reaching into the modern age. World’s Great Men of Color is the comprehensive guide to the most noteworthy Black personalities in world history and their significance. J.A. Rogers spent the majority of his lifetime pioneering the field of Black studies with his exhaustive research on the major names in Black history whose contributions or even very existence have been glossed over. Well-written and informative, World’s Great Men of Color is an enlightening and important historical work.

Following the Color Line

An Account of Negro Citizenship in the American Democracy

Author: Ray Stannard Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African Americans

Page: 314

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As Nature Leads

An Informal Discussion of the Reason why Negro and Caucasian are Mixing in Spite of Opposition

Author: Joel Augustus Rogers

Publisher: Black Classic Press

ISBN: 9780933121157

Category: African Americans.

Page: 207

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The Negro

Author: W. E. B. Du Bois

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616403675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 154

View: 5441

This is the classic history of the African peoples in Africa and the New World, a repudiation of the absurd belief, widely held in the post-Civil War period, that Africans had no civilization but the one foisted upon them by their slave-trading captors.Writing for a popular audience in 1915, DuBois, one of America's greatest writers, lays out in easy-to-read, nonacademic prose the striking and illustrious story of the complex history and varied cultures of Africa. He explores everything from the art and industry of the peoples of the continent to the dramatic impact the slave trade had both in Africa and on her descendants in the Western Hemisphere.Boldly proud and beautifully written, this essential work will delight readers of American and African history as well as students of great American literature.American writer, civil rights activist, and scholar WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHARDT DU BOIS (1868-1963) was the first black man to receive a PhD from Harvard University. A co-founder of the NAACP, he wrote a number of important books, including Black Folk, Then and Now (1899) and The Negro (1915).

Black Like Me

Author: John Howard Griffin,Robert Bonazzi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451234219

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 4040

A white writer recounts his experiences in the American South following treatments that darkened his skin and shares his thoughts on the problems of prejudice and racial injustice.

Sex and Race, Volume 1

Negro-Caucasian Mixing in All Ages and All Lands -- The Old World

Author: J. A. Rogers

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819575542

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

View: 7816

In the Sex and Race series, first published in the 1940s, historian Joel Augustus Rogers questioned the concept of race, the origins of racial differentiation, and the root of the “color problem.” Rogers surmised that a large percentage of ethnic differences are the result of sociological factors and in these volumes he gathered what he called “the bran of history”—the uncollected, unexamined history of black people—in the hope that these neglected parts of history would become part of the mainstream body of Western history. Drawing on a vast amount of research, Rogers was attempting to point out the absurdity of racial divisions. Indeed his belief in one race—humanity—precluded the idea of several different ethnic races. The series marshals the data he had collected as evidence to prove his underlying humanistic thesis: that people were one large family without racial boundaries. Self-trained and self-published, Rogers and his work were immensely popular and influential during his day, even cited by Malcolm X. The books are presented here in their original editions.

Black Spark, White Fire

Did African Explorers Civilize Ancient Europe?

Author: Richard Poe

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761521631

Category: History

Page: 554

View: 4236

Columbus Discovered America . . . But Who Discovered Europe? Were the ancient Egyptians black? Did Egyptian explorers land in Greece some 4,000 years ago? Did they plant colonies, establish royal houses, and bring civilization to Europe’s savage tribes? Did the secret rites of their temple cults later resurface among the Knights Templar and the Freemasons? In Black Spark, White Fire, Richard Poe provides startling answers to these questions and more. “Brilliant. . . . Poe has produced a classic volume . . . splendid in its conception and powerful in its execution—a major work.”—Molefi Kete Asante, author of The Afrocentric Idea “Superb. . . . I am convinced that within 20 years Richard Poe’s views will be seen as closer to the historical truth than those of the present defenders of the status quo. The book is clear, well-written, and hard to put down. While we disagree on a number of issues, Black Spark, White Fire is the popular book that I am incapable of writing.”—Martin Bernal, author of Black Athena “It is refreshing to hear the Afrocentric theory of ancient Egypt argued so persuasively, from a viewpoint that is neither liberal nor conservative, black nor white.”—Armstrong Williams, syndicated columnist and TV talk show host

Taboo

Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports And Why We're Afraid To Talk About It

Author: Jon Entine

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 0786724501

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 9471

In virtually every sport in which they are given opportunity to compete, people of African descent dominate. East Africans own every distance running record. Professional sports in the Americas are dominated by men and women of West African descent. Why have blacks come to dominate sports? Are they somehow physically better? And why are we so uncomfortable when we discuss this? Drawing on the latest scientific research, journalist Jon Entine makes an irrefutable case for black athletic superiority. We learn how scientists have used numerous, bogus "scientific" methods to prove that blacks were either more or less superior physically, and how racist scientists have often equated physical prowess with intellectual deficiency. Entine recalls the long, hard road to integration, both on the field and in society. And he shows why it isn't just being black that matters—it makes a huge difference as to where in Africa your ancestors are from.Equal parts sports, science and examination of why this topic is so sensitive, Taboois a book that will spark national debate.