Race and the White Elephant War of 1884 | The Public Domain Review

Race and the White Elephant War of 1884 | The Public Domain Review

Feuding impresarios, a white-but-not-white-enough elephant, and racist ads for soap — Ross Bullen on how a bizarre episode in circus history became an unlikely forum for discussing 19th-century theories of race, and inadvertently laid bare the ideological constructions at their heart.

Source: Race and the White Elephant War of 1884 | The Public Domain Review

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