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Episode 83: The Nutty: Human Zoo's

Now, we all know about side-shows and freak shows, P.T Barnum and the circus, but what we’re talking about today is different. These were considered ethnological expositions, and they happened in predominantly white societies and countries. The humans in the zoos were always non-white, and many times had some way of living or some quality that was turned into a money-making spectacle and put on display. To see images of the people and places referenced in this episode, please visit the links below. The History of the Human Zoo (nonviolenceny.org) Human Zoos: A Shocking History of Shame and Exploitation | Nature of Things (cbc.ca) These horrifying ‘human zoos’ delighted American audiences at the turn of the 20th century | by Shoshi Parks | Timeline Episode Sources: Human Zoos: A Shocking History of Shame and Exploitation | Nature of Things (cbc.ca) Human zoos: When real people were exhibits - BBC News The History of the Human Zoo (nonviolenceny.org) These horrifying ‘human zoos’ delighted American audiences at the turn of the 20th century | by Shoshi Parks | Timeline

TheHumanZoo.pdf (usd116.org)

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