Racism: A History

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Racism: A History
Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  October 15, 2010

This documentary series chronicles the shifts in the idea of race and the history of racism in Europe, The Americas, Australasia and Asia. These films show how ideas of racial difference have evolved in response to historical events, and identify the profound impact that the idea of race, and the fact of racism, has had on science, culture, society and global history. By exploring the history of race from the early emergence of racial consciousness to the manifestations of racism in contemporary society and culture this series examines the nature of the racial landscape which, for five centuries, has occupied such an important place in the collective imagination of the West.

This documentary series chronicles the shifts in the idea of race and the history of racism in Europe, The Americas, Australasia and Asia. These films show how ideas of racial difference have evolved in response to historical events, and identify the profound impact that the idea of race, and the fact of racism, has had on science, culture, society and global history. By exploring the history of race from the early emergence of racial consciousness to the manifestations of racism in contemporary society and culture this series examines the nature of the racial landscape which, for five centuries, has occupied such an important place in the collective imagination of the West.

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