What caused a war that ripped our nation apart in the 19th century; led to both peaceful and violent protests, as well as race riots, in the 20th century; and still has an affect on us today stereotypical assumptions.
The majority of the images of African Americans produced in the United States in the 19th century drew heavily on certain stereotypes. Describe one of these stereotypes, and then discuss how it was used to promote certain ideas about this group of people. Indicate also the realities of this group that the stereotype failed to represent. Use a specific image from our textbook to illustrate your discussion post. Is this stereotype still seen today?
Read: Chapter 4 pages 195209,
**textbook (Framing America: A Social History of American Art) can be accessed online @