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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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CHAP. VI.

Are colored Americans, in point of intellect, inferior to white people?

THIS is a question of great importance for two reasons; first, the negative is resolutely assumed, and second, on account of the interests involved. If we are inferior we should be content to pass into the shade; but if riot then we protest against the assumption of our opponents.

My position is that the notion of inferiority, is not only false but absurd, and therefore ought to be abandoned.

I shall now present a chain of facts to prove the notion of our inferiority to be false, and then in a short dissertation I shall endeavor to show it to be absurd. In discussing the question, however, it is to be understood,



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