From Superman to Man

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MERCHANT BOOKS, Sep 3, 2015 - History - 118 pages
"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"--

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J.A. Rogers was an anthropologist and historian whose pioneering work in Black Studies was little appreciated during his lifetime. Among his many books are "Superman to Man" and "Sex and Race. World's Great Men of Color" was completed in 1947 but was published only in a small private edition. This edition has been brought up to date with an introduction, commentaries, and bibliographical notes by John Henrik Clarke, editor of "Malcolm X: The Man and His Times" and "Harlem, U.S.A.

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