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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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In relation to these we are told that he made them in his own image—that he made them male and female, and he destined them to propagate their kind.

As to their degree of knowledge and personal peculiarities, nothing is explicitly said, and nothing is known but what can be inferred from the importation of words and names.

With this, then, as the root of all true history of the human family, we find our-selves at this remote distance, in point of time, from the moment of the creation, constituting a part of the vast race of the original two, and one of the most peculiar of the classes into which the race is divided.

The curious have long been clamoring for the causes of the diversity of the human species.

I am sure that no reverential mind would enter upon a historical research to gratify the curious; but the subject has a merit independently of the wishes of the curious.

Prejudices are to be uprooted, false views



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