“‘Scientific’ Racism Again?”:1 Reginald Gates, the Mankind Quarterly and the Question of “Race” in Science after the Second World War

@article{Schaffer2007ScientificRA,
  title={“‘Scientific’ Racism Again?”:1 Reginald Gates, the Mankind Quarterly and the Question of “Race” in Science after the Second World War},
  author={Gavin Schaffer},
  journal={Journal of American Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={41},
  pages={253 - 278}
}
Biologist and botanist Reginald Gates is mainly remembered as a staunch scientific conservative, a defender of racial theory and fierce opponent of racial mixing. In post-war Britain and America, Gates's racial views made him something of a pariah. This article explores Gates's post-war career as a micro-historical analysis of racial science and society after the Second World War. It examines the relationship between scientific racists and segregationists in the US, especially concerning the… 
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Box 1/16, W. J. Simmons to Gates
    Box 1/13, Gates to Howells
      Barkan has concluded that despite the decline of biometrics, both approaches combined to fundamentally alter thinking on '' race
        For the impact of Nazism on scientific thinking see Werskey, The Visible College
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