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"A "scientific" demonstration from 1868 that the Negro is as distinct from the Caucasian as the Chimpanzee. Josiah Nott was a polygenist (as opposed to the slightly stronger monogenist school) - he believed that the "races" of man had always been separate. Later he came to accept Darwinism, at least publically, whilst continuing to hold theories of inherent Caucasian superiority, and enjoying putting a contrary view to "parsons".

This was not from a piece of fringe racist literature, but one of the key scientific texts on race of its day: Josiah Clark Nott and George Robert Gliddon, Indigenous races of the earth (First published 1857).

Scan from The Mismeasure of Man, but originally from a mid-19th century work."

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