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The Adamic Race: Reply to "Ariel," Drs. Young and Blackie, on the Negro

New York: Russell Brothers, 1868

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Young and Blackie's to be utterly unteneble—for, keep it in mind that there is not, and never was, or ever will be it such a monstrosity" as a single species.


"ARIEL's" proofs that Ham was not the progenitor of the negro are not only strong, but incapable of successful contradiction. He also proves that Ham was never cursed, but Canaan—and even he was not cursed until after he had had his second son, Heth, both by a legitimate wife. Then he doubtless sinned (like some of our friends in Congress) by taking to his arms a negro, contrary to the express laws of God, who, before the flood, cursed the earth and destroyed all its inhabitants except a favored few, who had kept themselves pure and holy in their generation ; all the balance were destroyed for the accursed sin of amalgamation, or, in modern parlance, miscegenation. For this sin and idolatry it grieved God (so to speak) that he had made man—(meaning the inferior races)—" for his thoughts were evil continually."

That Ham's descendants settled Egypt no Hebrew scholar will deny ; and that they were of the Adamic race is equally well established ; but we do not pretend to say that there were no other people in that region when Misraim first made his advent ; for there is every evidence that the whole Nilotic valley was peopled. The Bible says Misraim gave his name to the country ; and we know from history that his descendants built Thebes, Memphis, and other magnificent cities—the pyramids, sphynx, and the catacombs and labyrinths, &c., which characterized them as having been far advanced in the arts and sciences. Thebes was so named to commemorate the ark.

Ham's children also settled part of India and Arabia; and his grandsons, Heth and Sidon, settled the Eastern oasts of the Mediterranean Sea, and built those, memorable


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