On the Negro's Place in Nature

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Trübner, for the Anthropological Society, 1863 - African Americans - 60 pages
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Page 7 - It is quite certain that the Ape which most nearly approaches man, in the totality of its organization, is either the Chimpanzee or the Gorilla...
Page 30 - Negroes were numerous in Egypt, but their social position in ancient times was the same that it now is, that of servants and slaves.
Page 55 - slaves' now; nor do I wish, if it can be avoided, to see you slaves again: but decidedly you have to be servants to those that are born wiser than you, that are born lords of you; servants to the Whites, if they are (as what mortal can doubt they are?) born wiser than you. That, you may depend...
Page 38 - Many have oftentimes expressed the fond hope that the day is not far distant when we shall be able to control cancer.
Page 15 - Ethiopian variety, as observed m the genuine Negro tribes, may be thus summed up : 1. Narrow and depressed forehead ; the entire cranium contracted anteriorly : the cavity less, both in its circumference and transverse measurements. 2. Occipital foramen and condyles placed farther back. 3. Large space for the temporal muscles. 4. Great development of the face. 5. Prominence of the jaws altogether, and particularly of their alveolar margins and teeth ; consequent obliquity of the facial line. 6. Superior...
Page 44 - Christianity of more than three centuries duration in Congo has scarcely excited a progressive civilization. "Thus even the good qualities given to the Negro by the bounty of nature, have seemed only to make him a slave trodden down by every remorseless foot, and to brand him for ages with the epithet of outcast.
Page 29 - Scybalen. erat unica custos, Afra genus, tota patriam testante figura, torta comam labroque tumens et fusca colore, pectore lata, iacens mammis, compressior alvo, cruribus exilis, spatiosa prodiga planta. 35 contiriuis rimis calcanea scissa rigebant.
Page 42 - The Negroes are all, without exception, crafty, villanous and fraudulent, and very seldom to be trusted, being sure to slip no opportunity of cheating an European, nor indeed one another. A man of integrity is as rare among them as a white falcon...
Page 56 - slaves ' now ; nor do I wish, if it can be avoided, to see you slaves again : but decidedly you will have to be servants to those that are born wiser than you, that are born lords of you, — servants to the whites, if they are, as what mortal can doubt they are ? born wiser than you.
Page 52 - That the Negro becomes more humanised when in his natural subordination to the European than under any other circumstances.

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