American Egyptomania Search

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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841

Browse scholarship by topic:

Art & Architecture


talents, property, or any thing conducive to their interests, and they can get the benefit of it, without acknowledging him to be a man, they will take it. And this is not done by accident, but they are studiously dishonest.

The writer was once while teaching a colored school, earnestly solicited to go in-to a white family evenings, and give their children lessons. But, 0! it would not do to let this be known, nor for those children to go to his school.

5th. Hypocrisy is copiously gendered by this prejudice. When those who are actuated by this prejudice wish to get a good colored coachman, or waiter, or cook, they can completely change the color of their own faces. They like colored people best. They do not like white servants, and as for the poor Irish, 0! they can't "bear them about the house." Now what do they mean by all this? The intention is deep. It is hypocritical; and we can easily see it.

6th. Brutish and uncivil manners, are

Page 78