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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841

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Meekel with some sharp instrument found his way into the brain of some few colored persons, and happening, no doubt, to look with a jaundiced eye, or a diseased imagination, was persuaded that the blackness of the skin proceeded from the color of the brain. But he is opposed in this decision by Walter, Bonn, Samering, Dr. Gall, and others who assert that the black man's brain is the same color of the white man's.

Barrere and Winslow have laid the bed of this fountain still deeper in the system ; but they are opposed by Samering, who asserts the same parts of the system to be of a different color from what they pretend to discover.

The question then, occurs, is it reasonable to suppose that climate and necessary causes have produced this eject? I take the affirmative without hesitation; and I am strong when I find that I have on my side such men as Buffon, Camper, Bonn,

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