An Essay on the Origin, Habits, &C. of the African Race

An Essay on the Origin, Habits, &C. of the African Race : Incidental to the Propriety of Having Nothing to Do with Negroes; Addressed to the Good People of the United States (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from An Essay on the Origin, Habits, &C. Of the African Race: Incidental to the Propriety of Having Nothing to Do With Negroes; Addressed to the Good People of the United States Dr. Smith says also that many centuries occurred to blacken the negroes! Then in what age of the world, from the build ing of Babel to the days of Moses, did the word Ethiopian, (signifying black) become expressive of a race. The centuries from Babel to that time were not enough to have made the people of Upper Egypt or Midian, (fanned by the cool wind just from Asia on the east) black. It is impossible to bow with deference to groundless assertions. And since there is in nature so many contradictions to the essay of Dr. Smith, I shall conclude that his reasonings are untenable, and that the negroes were blackened by some dispensation from on high, as a punishment. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0243086911
  • 9780243086917