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Schlauch, Margaret, 1898-1986; Black Culture Quiz

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09640.224 Author/Creator: Schlauch, Margaret, 1898-1986; Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1935 Pagination: 31 p. ; 19.5 x 13.3 cm.

Summary of Content: One pamphlet entitled "Who Are the Aryans?" dated 1935. Written by Margaret Schlauch, scholar of medieval studies at New York University. Essay dissects the rise of hate speech in Nazi-controlled countries in Europe, as well as gives the history of origin of Aryan people and language. She warns against the misunderstanding of the history of Aryan people that has led to a superior feeling in some. "Race prejudice and race hatred are kept alive and even increased by a quantity of loose talk abou the 'natural superiority' of one race over another."

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Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: Race discriminationAncient peopleNazis

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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