September 8 lecture - September 8, 2010 1. Anthropology a....

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September 8, 2010 1. Anthropology a. What is “man” or “human” being”? a.i. (Primary axis of distinction: Man/Animal) b. What differentiates one group of persons from another? c. “Axes of Distinction” c.i. Renaissance (16 th -17 th century) Christian vs. non-Christian c.i.1. (religious space/time) c.ii. Enlightenment (18 th c.) Civilized vs. savage c.ii.1. (secular time; progress) c.iii. 19 th Century Multiple races c.iii.1. (secular space; autochthany) c.iv. 20 th century Multiple cultures c.iv.1. (secular space; autochthany) d. Two cautions… d.i. Imbrication of the axes( overlapped, like tiles on a roof) d.ii. “mentality” of the times (“in that time, everyone thought that (x) was true) 2. Declaration of Independence (1776) a. Thomas Jefferson, first signing of the Declaration of independence 3. U.S. Constitution (1787-89) a. Gouverneur Morris: writes the first draft of the U.S. constitution a.i. Decided that Native Americans would be taxed as 3/5 th persons a.ii. Migration or importation of such persons shall not be prohibited by the congress prior to the year 1808, not exceeded ten dollars for each person. b.
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course IAH 207 taught by Professor Johns during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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