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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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anomalies, and as if he expected a man to learn as much from a tea table talk, by those who are studiously guarded in teaching even the Bible, lest too much light be seen, as from the lecture of a professor in his chair.

II. A dissertation on the main question of inferiority of intellect. In this I am to be understood as disputing the idea of our inferiority by a direct effort of my own reasoning powers. My position is, that intellect is identical in all human beings, and that the contrary opinion is an absurdity. "No MAN IS ANY THING MORE THAN A MAN, AND NO MAN LESS THAN A MAN." Intellect, is the grand distinguishing point between man and the brute creation. Take intellect from man and he is an animal only. But while this remains firmly in his constitution, as fixed by the God of his nature, man cannot, by any possible process in creation, be converted into a mere animal.

However near a brute may approach to



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