Monogenism is a very important concept mentioned in the class In the past one

Monogenism is a very important concept mentioned in

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more genetically different than two humans with a totally different hair, skin, and eye color. Monogenism is a very important concept mentioned in the class. In the past, one of the claims to support the biological differences between the races was that each race came from different ancestors. At first, it was said that we all came from Adam and Eve, but then, prominent men like Louis Agassiz, who defended polygenism and claimed that it was not an attack on the scriptures, spread the word that each race came from different origins who gave them superiority or inferiority. He even published a major statement on the separate origin of races in the year 1850 in the Christian Examiner. 2. How did Euro-American understandings of race change from the early colonial period to the early 20th century? Describe the precursors to European ideas about race, and articulate the relationship between a need for labor, slavery, and the origins of the race concept. In the early colonial period, people did not view others as inferior or superior based on their race, but based on the money, studies, and religion they had, as well as the technological advances they had the access to. When the first colonizers came to America, they did not see the natives as inferior because of their skin color or race. The fact that they still used stone tools, had a non-
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