January 24, 2008

Museum of Mankind

The Secret Museum of Mankind is really a strange and interesting book. The text (from before World War II, I would guess) is offensive and often racist -- but there are thousands of amazing pictures from every culture in the world. The site at the link has the entire book, every page of five volumes, scanned for online viewing. I can image students using the book to write essays about past cultures, or how views of humanity have changed through the years, or even about how western culture has changed since the Secret Museum was published.

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