Book/Printed Material Evidence against the views of the abolitionists : consisting of physical and moral proofs, of the natural inferiority of the Negroes

[ Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection copy ]

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Title
Evidence against the views of the abolitionists : consisting of physical and moral proofs, of the natural inferiority of the Negroes
Summary
Colfax discusses the racial inferiority of African Americans, in contradistinction to the arguments of the abolitionist. He says blacks and whites have different origins and that change in the current status of the African American will not change in his nature. He argues on the basis of physical distinctions (skin color and effect of climate upon it, skull structure, etc.) and mental distinctions that show African Americans to be closer to "lower" creatures than whites, and he opposes emancipation of slaves in the U.S.
Contributor Names
Colfax, Richard H.
Murray, Daniel Alexander Payne, 1852-1925, donor.
Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress)
Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
New-York : J. T. M. Bleakley, Publisher..., 1833.
Subject Headings
-  Slavery--United States
-  Black race
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
33 p. ; 21 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
E449 .C69
E449 .C69 Copy 2 Another copy.
E449 .D16 vol. 24, no. 1 Another copy. "Negroes ethnologically considered" written in pencil at head of title. "The bequest of Daniel Murray, Washington, D.C., 1925" stamped on verso of t.p.
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/scd0001.00118990602
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/lcrbmrp.t2401
Library of Congress Control Number
11006103
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Colfax discusses the racial inferiority of African Americans, in contradistinction to the arguments of the abolitionist. He says blacks and whites have different origins and that change in the current status of the African American will not change in his nature. He argues on the basis of physical distinctions (skin color and effect of climate upon it, skull structure, etc.) and mental distinctions that show African Americans to be closer to "lower" creatures than whites, and he opposes emancipation of slaves in the U.S.
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Chicago citation style:

Colfax, Richard H, Daniel Alexander Payne Murray, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection, and Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection. Evidence against the views of the abolitionists: consisting of physical and moral proofs, of the natural inferiority of the Negroes. New-York: J. T. M. Bleakley, Publisher, 1833. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/11006103/.

APA citation style:

Colfax, R. H., Murray, D. A. P., Joseph Meredith Toner Collection & Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection. (1833) Evidence against the views of the abolitionists: consisting of physical and moral proofs, of the natural inferiority of the Negroes. New-York: J. T. M. Bleakley, Publisher. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/11006103/.

MLA citation style:

Colfax, Richard H, et al. Evidence against the views of the abolitionists: consisting of physical and moral proofs, of the natural inferiority of the Negroes. New-York: J. T. M. Bleakley, Publisher, 1833. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/11006103/>.