A portrait of John Brown, who escaped slavery and published an autobiography about his experiences, after he arrived in England

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Title

A portrait of John Brown, who escaped slavery and published an autobiography about his experiences, after he arrived in England

Subject

John Brown, a victim of the 18th century physician who seemed to prove scientific differences between black and white bodies

Description

In the early 18th century, myths about physical racial differences started arising as a justification for slavery and dehumanisation of people of color. The portrait is of the black man, Josh Brown, who was tortured and experimented on by a physician who believed in physiological differences between black and white people, particularly those which "proved" lack of intelligence and promiscuity in black people in order to provide support for racist ideology.

Source

Villarosa, Linda. “How False Beliefs in Physical Racial Difference Still Live in Medicine Today.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 14 Aug. 2019

Publisher

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Date

1855

Contributor

Valeriia Rubanova

Relation

Behn, Aphra, "Oroonoko, or the Royal Slave"

Language

English

Type

Image

Identifier

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/racial-differences-doctors.html

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“A portrait of John Brown, who escaped slavery and published an autobiography about his experiences, after he arrived in England,” Enlightenmens, accessed August 9, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/312.

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