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"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 central plot revolves around a debate between a Pullman porter and a white racist Southern politician. Rogers used this debate to air many of his personal philosophies and to debunk stereotypes about black people and white racial superiority. The porter's arguments and theories are pulled from a plethora of sources, classical and contemporary, and run the gamut from history and anthropology to biology. Many of the ideas that permeated Rogers' later work can be seen germinating in From 'Superman' to Man. He addresses issues such as the lack of scientific support for the idea of race, the lack of black history being told from a black person's perspective, and the fact of intermarriage and unions among peoples throughout history"--Publisher's description.

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Newark Public Library 305.8 ROG (Text)
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00520210702112919.1
008141006s2015 xxu 001 0 eng
020 . ‡a9781603868617
020 . ‡a9781603866934
090 . ‡aE185.61 ‡b.R72 2014
1001 . ‡aRogers, J. A. ‡q(Joel Augustus), ‡d1880-1966.
24510. ‡aFrom superman to man / ‡cby J.A. Rogers.
264 1. ‡a[United States?] : ‡bMerchant Books, ‡c[2015]
300 . ‡a116 pages ; ‡c23 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent.
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia.
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier.
500 . ‡a"Digitalized by Watchmaker Publishing"--Title page verso.
500 . ‡aOriginally published: Chicago, ©1917.
520 . ‡a"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 central plot revolves around a debate between a Pullman porter and a white racist Southern politician. Rogers used this debate to air many of his personal philosophies and to debunk stereotypes about black people and white racial superiority. The porter's arguments and theories are pulled from a plethora of sources, classical and contemporary, and run the gamut from history and anthropology to biology. Many of the ideas that permeated Rogers' later work can be seen germinating in From 'Superman' to Man. He addresses issues such as the lack of scientific support for the idea of race, the lack of black history being told from a black person's perspective, and the fact of intermarriage and unions among peoples throughout history"--Publisher's description.
650 0. ‡aRace relations ‡zUnited States.
651 0. ‡aUnited States ‡xRace relations.
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡aAUTOGENERATED-10415 ‡bSystem Local ‡c643135 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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