Bl St Lec 111507

Bl St Lec 111507 - Bl St Lec 111507 Draft [mid-19th c]...

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Bl St Lec 111507 Draft [mid-19 th c] draft instated mid 19 th c., anyone with $300 could get out of the draft [several thousand in current currency] rich bought their way out of necessity of going to war any slaveholder with 20+ slaves was exempt from fighting in the war draft riots in NY, Chicago 1863 Emergence of Anthropometry [measure of man] [Civil War] in 1863 took thousands of troops, measured faces/bodies/etc 1864: underwent an anthropometric program including 15,000 troops, 2000 blacks, etc o Largely subsidized by prudential and metropolitan life o Insurance interested in how sturdy/robust was stock of the immigrants, insisted that they would charge the federal gov’t differently on the basis of the race of the soldier o Came to several conclusions: blacks more anthropoid [ape-like] than whites, mulattos were less robust than their original stocks [degenerate versions of white and black parents] o Autopsies conducted on bodies of 400 dead soldiers o As a result of studies the insurance companies started using race as a
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2009 for the course BL ST 5 taught by Professor Robinsoncj during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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