Want to learn more about the history of race? See the list of excellent sources below or check out our previous posts on this topic (with video clips). The documentary Race: The Power of an Illusion is a great resource to use in the classroom and is available at the University of Saskatchewan library. This video can be incorporated across subject areas: social studies, science, economics, health, language arts .
Banton, M. (1998). Racial theories. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
Bernasconi, R. & Lotts, T. (eds.). The idea of race. USA: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Dickason, O. (1984). The myth of the savage and the beginnings of French colonialisms in the Americas. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press.
Gould, S.J. (1996). The mismeasure of man. New York: Norton.
Hannaford, I. (1996). Race: The history of an idea in the west. Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press.
Kaye, H. L. (1997). The social meaning of modern biology: From social Darwinism to socio-biology. New Jersey: Transaction Publishers.
Malik, K. (1996). The meaning of race. New York: New York University Press.
McLaren, A. (1990). Our own master race: Eugenics in Canada, 1885 – 1945. Toronto: The Canadian Publishers.
Mead, M., Dobzhansky,T., Tobach, E. & Light, R. (Eds.). (1968). Science and the concept of race. New York: Columbia University Press.
Prentiss, C (Ed.). (2003). Religion and the creation of race and ethnicity: An introduction. New York: New York University Press.
Smedley, A. (1999). Race in North America: Origin and evolution of a worldview. Boulder: Westview Press.
Willinsky, J. (1998). Learning to divide the world: Education at empire’s end. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Young, R. (1995). Colonial desire: Hybridity in theory, culture and race. London: Routledge.