Racial stereotyping in 19th Century trade cards

 
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Host Barbara Barrow introduces Brenda Verner, a historian and media specialist who offers a socio-historical analysis of print materials, such as greeting cards and trade cards, dating from the post-Civil War period as a starting point for identifying the origins of racist attitudes and myths related to the African American community. The introduction is followed by a short slide show of United States trade cards from the mid to late 1800's depicting African Americans in stereotypical and degrading ways.