Subtitle: Negro-Caucasian Mixing In All Ages And All Lands; Volume I: THE OLD WORLD
Author: J. A. Rogers
Title: Sex And Race
Subtitle: A History Of White, Negro, And Indian Miscegenation In The Two Americas; Volume II: THE NEW WORLD
Author: J. A. Rogers
(Scan by Rev Byrd | J.A. Rogers Publications Edition, 1942)
Publisher: J. A. Rogers Publications
City: New York
Year: 1940; 1942
Pages: 302; 410
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″ each
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The ancients, being much more interested in the broad questions of human conduct than in race, had a favorite problem of discussion which ran something like this: If a man who had never seen another human being were to meet with one suddenly in the woods would he fight him or make friends with him? The idea was to determine whether human beings were inherently friendly to one another – whether war was natural to mankind.
The old philosophers were never able to solve that question. There was no way of getting at the facts. However, in this day when war and race occupy the centre of the world stage, a similar question could be put and with more profit, namely: Were two men of different races, say a white and a black, to meet suddenly for the first time and alone would they fight or make friends?
[…] ‘Race’ has become mankind’s supreme calamity; the greatest agent of slaughter the world has ever seen.
One writer has called it a Frankenstein monster. But that comparison is too feeble. However, it has this point of resemblance: Frankenstein’s monster was built from scraps – scraps of corpses, a hand from this one, an eye from that, a patch of skin from this other. The evil genie of race is also created from scraps – scraps of false philosophies of past centuries; a quotation from this or that prejudiced traveller; lines from this and that semi-ignorant divine of colonial days; excerpts from Gobineau, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, the Bible; passages from this or that badly mixed-up ethnologist, all jumbled together with catch-phrases from greedy plantation owners, slave-dealers, and other traffickers in human flesh.
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