The originators of the concept were two 19th-century British philosopher-scientists, John Stuart Mill and George Henry Lewes.
October 7, 1865, saw a revolt break out in Jamaica in which 18 officials and militia men were killed by members of the freed black population.
Wordsworth gave rise not just to a minority group of high-culture admirers but to a popular revolution in ordinary people’s thinking.
Take a simple example, one that Rosenhouse finds deeply convincing and emblematic for biological evolution.
Not only racism, but racial extermination was an integral feature of Darwin’s theory from the start.