Unformatted text preview: commoners • the past is more powerful than the present • paragraph pg. 9: [relate to Othello]: as we engage day to day between master and slave, that is where race first constructs itself- then it traveled to england blacks were first called ‘dinosaurs’ [1840’s] Linnileus: called humans mammals, homo sapiens-against wet nursing b/c infant fatality rate rose [higher class] o more subject to disease o allowing their disease culture to be passed on native Americans were the first population to be enslaved, but were hard to keep-brought over poor people for slavery, but very few of them survived-African labor began Argument: race was there before black/white, proto-racial are actually racial...
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- Spring '08
- Othello, Bl St Lec, sterile- meaning mulattos, mule-cross btwn donkey, black East Indians