Against Slavery: An Abolitionist Reader (Penguin Classics)

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This assortment assembles greater than 40 speeches, lectures, and essays severe to the abolitionist campaign, that includes writing via William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria baby, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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The documents of naturalists, travelers, explorers, and colonialists became the staple fare of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century academic discourse. And while they were "accepted as objective testimony in travel literature and ultimately encoded in science in the most widely read volumes of travel and natural history through the middle of the [nineteenth] century," they remained "fiction . . 8 Degeneracy theory deserves particular mention here. It, more than any other concept, epitomized the historiography of the modern age.

W. , The People of Africa (New York: Anson D. F. , 1871), 3-6. Extrapolation on the artistic record would also bear this out. See Hugh Honor, The Image of the Black in Western Art, vol. 4 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989), 82—136. "22 Contrast and square this notion with Herodotus's observation: [T]he names of nearly all the gods came to Greece from Egypt . . for the names of all the gods have been known in Egypt from the beginning of time. . It was the Egyptians too who originated, and taught the Greeks to use[,] ceremonial meetings, processions and liturgies.

See Blyden, "The Negro," 4-8. George Washington Williams, History of the Negro Race in America 1619-1880, (1883; reprinted New York: Arno Press, 1968), 3-4, 7-11. 27. From R. Graves and R. Patat, Hebrew Myths (1964), quoted in Sanders, "Hamitic Hypothesis," 522 28. , 522. Herbert G. , The New Oxford Annotated Bible (New York: Oxford University Press, 1977), 12. 29. Herodotus, The Histories, 468. Snowden, Blacks in Antiquity, vii-viii, 101-103. Bernal, "Black Athena," 30. B L A C K N E S S IN A N C I E N T HISTORY 35 cision"?

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