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Remembering Exhibitions on Race in the 20th-century United States

Authors

  • SAMUEL REDMAN


Abstract

ABSTRACT  This museum review places the American Anthropological Association's recent exhibition entitled “Race: Are We So Different?” into historical context by comparing it to other major exhibitions on race in the 20th century. I argue that although exhibitions on race in the 19th-century United States are frequently examined in the historical and anthropological literature, later exhibitions from the 20th century are frequently forgotten. In particular, I compare the AAA's recent exhibition to displays originally crafted for the 1915 and 1933 World's Fairs.

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