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A Text Book of the Origin and History of the Colored People

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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INTRODUCTION.

THE author of the forthcoming chapters, has aimed to state facts, points, and arguments, simply, rather than to go extensively into them. It is for this reason that he calls his work A TEXT BOOK. The book is offered to families, and to students and lecturers in history. It is an humble attempt 'so to direct these, as to unembarrass the origin, and to show the relative position of the colored people in the different periods among the different nations. How far he has succeeded he must rely upon the candid to say.

The writer has attempted to do what he has long desired to see performed by some abler pen; and so far as he has failed, he hopes yet to see the subject explored, and full justice done to it by some one more competent. And this hope is animated by the importance of the subject as connected with a right state of feeling on the total subject of HUMAN RIGHTS.