Author: Frank, Tenney
In the early 20th century, pseudo-scientific theories of race were widespread (discernible even among African American figures fighting against discrimination: see #4). In this especially pernicious article, however, a prominent historian notoriously argued that race mixture led to the fall of the Roman empire, a view now long discredited. The article nevertheless continues to be cited by white supremacists today.
Credits: The American Historical Review, 1916, Vol. 21