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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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Many will seek to. evade this fact by saying that we are not of Egypt; but I have shown from Herodotus that the Egyptians were black people, and from other facts that they are one with the Ethiopians in the great events of history.

2. As to the state of the arts &c. among the native Africans, since the beginning of the slave trade, the reader is referred to such as Clarkson, Park, Wilson, Stedman, Lucas, Durand, Wadstroom,Falconbridge, Holben, Barbet, Dalryrnple, Towne, and Borman. These have visited that country since it has began to be drenched with blood by the man stealer, and have seen the arts in a highly cultivated state. These have also given accounts of their rulersi their states, or kingdoms and resources, which cannot be abridged for a work like this.

3. Colored men who have been distinguished themselves in the midst of slavery generally.



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