Hanged Man PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Hanged Man  free pdf 1860. An Aboriginal labourer named Jim Crow is led to the scaffold of the Maitland Gaol in colonial New South Wales. Among the onlookers is the Scotsman AS Hamilton, who will take bizarre steps in the aftermath of the execution to exhume this young man's skull. Hamilton is a lecturer who travels the Australian colonies teaching phrenology, a popular science that claims character and intellect can be judged from a person's head. For Hamilton, Jim Crow is an important prize. A century and a half later, researchers at Museum Victoria want to repatriate Jim Crow and other Aboriginal people from Hamilton's collection of human remains to their respective communities. But their only clues are damaged labels and skulls. With each new find, more questions emerge. Who was Jim Crow? Why was he executed? And how did he end up so far south in Melbourne? In a compelling and original work of history, Alexandra Roginski leads the reader through her extensive research aimed at finding the person within the museum piece. Reconstructing the narrative of a life and a theft, she crafts a case study that elegantly navigates between legal and Aboriginal history, heritage studies and biography.Searching for Jim Crow is a nuanced story about phrenology, a biased legal system, the aspirations of a new museum, and the dilemmas of a theatrical third wife. It is most importantly a tale of two very different men, collector and collected, one of whom can now return home.

About Alexandra Roginski

Alexandra Roginski lives in Canberra, where she is a doctoral candidate researching the history of popular phrenology at the Australian National University. Originally from Melbourne, she has written for The Age, the Big Issue, and specialist publications in education, research and development. Her interest in the history of science developed during a period when she was working in medical communications. In 2013, Alexandra was awarded an 1854 Student Scholarship from Museum Victoria, where she has also worked as a research assistant in Indigenous repatriation. This is her first book.

Details Book

Author : Alexandra Roginski
Publisher : Monash University Publishing
Data Published : 01 June 2015
ISBN : 1922235660
EAN : 9781922235664
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 146 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Hanged Man

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • Understanding Jim Crow free pdfUnderstanding Jim Crow

    Understanding Jim Crow introduces readers to the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia. a collection of more than 10.000 contemptible collectibles that are used to engage visitors in intense and intelligent discussions about race..

  • The Crow and the Waterhole free pdfThe Crow and the Waterhole

    There was once a crow that lived in a tree by a waterhole. Each morning. she stared into the water. and saw another crow staring back. Crow thought Crow-in-the-waterhole was the most wonderful bird she had ever seen..

  • Crow free pdfCrow

    All the birds fly away from Crow. Why. Is he too black. Too tall. An ogre of tar and feathers. Crow has had enough of it. He wants to belong. One day three birds are sitting nearby and Crow sets out to make friends..

  • Here Lies Jim Crow free pdfHere Lies Jim Crow

    Though he lived throughout much of the South-and even worked his way into parts of the North for a time-Jim Crow was conceived and buried in Maryland. From Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney's infamous decision in the Dred Scott case to Thurgood Marshall's eloquent and effective work on Brown v..

  • The Crow  free pdfThe Crow

    While Maerad journeys in the far north. her brother. Hem. is sent south to the golden city of Turbansk. There he learns the ways of the Bards and discovers a hidden gift when he rescues a white crow..

  • Hanged Man  free pdfHanged Man

    . 1860. An Aboriginal labourer named Jim Crow is led to the scaffold of the Maitland Gaol in colonial New South Wales. Among the onlookers is the Scotsman AS Hamilton, who will take bizarre steps in t