Nature Knows No Color Line

Author: J. A. Rogers
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819575517
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Social Science

In Nature Knows No Color-Line, originally published in 1952, historian Joel Augustus Rogers examines the origins of racial hierarchy and the color problem. Rogers was a humanist who believed that there were no scientifically evident racial divisions—all humans belong to one “race.” He believed that color prejudice generally evolved from issues of domination and power between two physiologically different groups. According to Rogers, color prejudice was then used a rationale for domination, subjugation and warfare. Societies developed myths and prejudices in order to pursue their own interests at the expense of other groups. This book argues that many instances of the contributions of black people had been left out of the history books, and gives many examples.

Nature Knows No Color Line

Author: J. A. Rogers
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819575104
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Social Science

Classic work of black study refuting scientific racism

Nature Knows No Color Line Research Into the Negro Ancestry in the White Race

Author: J. Rogers
Publisher: www.bnpublishing.com
ISBN: 1684115736
Release Date: 2018-05-24
Genre: History

In Nature Knows No Color-Line, historian Joel Augustus Rogers examines the origins of racial hierarchy and the color problem. Rogers was a humanist who believed that there were no scientifically evident racial divisions--all humans belong to one "race." He believed that color prejudice generally evolved from issues of domination and power between two physiologically different groups. According to Rogers, color prejudice was then used a rationale for domination, subjugation and warfare. Societies developed myths and prejudices in order to pursue their own interests at the expense of other groups. This book argues that many instances of the contributions of black people had been left out of the history books, and gives many examples.

From Superman to Man

Author: J. A. Rogers
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781387110421
Release Date: 2017-07-19
Genre: Education

Rogers' first book From "Superman" to Man, self-published in 1917, attacked notions of African inferiority. From "Superman" to Man is a polemic against the ignorance that fuels racism.

The Five Negro Presidents

Author: J. A. Rogers
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819575524
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Social Science

Historian Joel Augustus Rogers provides his evidence that there have been nineteenth- and twentieth-century presidents of the United States who had partial black ancestry, including Harding, Jefferson, Jackson and Lincoln.

Africa s Gift to America

Author: J. A. Rogers
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819575500
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Social Science

Originally published in 1959 and revised and expanded in 1989, this book asserts that Africans had contributed more to the world than was previously acknowledged. Historian Joel Augustus Rogers devoted a significant amount of his professional life to unearthing facts about people of African ancestry. He intended these findings to be a refutation of contemporary racist beliefs about the inferiority of blacks. Rogers asserted that the color of skin did not determine intellectual genius, and he publicized the great black civilizations that had flourished in Africa during antiquity. According to Rogers, many ancient African civilizations had been primal molders of Western civilization and culture.

World s Great Men of Color

Author: J.A. Rogers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145165054X
Release Date: 2011-05-17
Genre: History

The classic, definitive title on the great Black figures in world history, beginning in antiquity and reaching into the modern age. World’s Great Men of Color is the comprehensive guide to the most noteworthy Black personalities in world history and their significance. J.A. Rogers spent the majority of his lifetime pioneering the field of Black studies with his exhaustive research on the major names in Black history whose contributions or even very existence have been glossed over. Well-written and informative, World’s Great Men of Color is an enlightening and important historical work.

The Real Facts about Ethiopia

Author: J. A. Rogers
Publisher:
ISBN: 1614278539
Release Date: 2015-07-27
Genre: Social Science

2015 Reprint of 1936 Edition. Full Facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. J. A. Rogers was a Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian who contributed to the history of Africa and the African diaspora, especially the history of African Americans in the United States. His research spanned the academic fields of history, sociology and anthropology. He challenged prevailing ideas about race, demonstrated the connections between civilizations, and traced African achievements. He was one of the greatest popularizers of African history in the 20th century. The Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 inspired grass roots political activism in black America and is the background to this pamphlet. Rogers's text critiques the nature of race under colonialism by illustrating how state boundaries and racial categories are coordinate, strategic operations of colonial power. In many respects it functions as any early statement of anti-colonialism from the black perspective.

The Ku Klux Spirit

Author: J. A. Rogers
Publisher: Black Classic Press
ISBN: 0933121067
Release Date: 1980-06-01
Genre: Political Science


Your History

Author: Joel Augustus Rogers
Publisher: Black Classic Press
ISBN: 0933121040
Release Date: 1940
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Chronicles the accomplishments of Black men and women from all times and places.

As Nature Leads

Author: Joel Augustus Rogers
Publisher: Black Classic Press
ISBN: 0933121156
Release Date: 1919
Genre: African Americans.


Sex and Race Volume 2

Author: J. A. Rogers
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819575562
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Social Science

In the Sex and Race series, first published in the 1940s, historian Joel Augustus Rogers questioned the concept of race, the origins of racial differentiation, and the root of the “color problem.” Rogers surmised that a large percentage of ethnic differences are the result of sociological factors and in these volumes he gathered what he called “the bran of history”—the uncollected, unexamined history of black people—in the hope that these neglected parts of history would become part of the mainstream body of Western history. Drawing on a vast amount of research, Rogers was attempting to point out the absurdity of racial divisions. Indeed his belief in one race—humanity—precluded the idea of several different ethnic races. The series marshals the data he had collected as evidence to prove his underlying humanistic thesis: that people were one large family without racial boundaries. Self-trained and self-published, Rogers and his work were immensely popular and influential during his day, even cited by Malcolm X. The books are presented here in their original editions.

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof

Author: J. A. Rogers
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819575494
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Social Science

First published in 1934 and revised in 1962, this book gathers journalist and historian Joel Augustus Rogers’ columns from the syndicated newspaper feature titled Your History. Patterned after the look of Ripley’s popular Believe It or Not the multiple vignettes in each episode recount short items from Rogers’s research. The feature began in the Pittsburgh Courier in November 1934 and ran through the 1960s.