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Pseudo-scientific support of slavery, 1868  

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White Supremacy and Negro Subordination or, Negroes A Subordinate Race, and (so-called) Slavery Its Normal Condition

Van Evrie, John H.

New York

Van Evrie, Horton & Co.



xvi, [17]-339, 60, [6] ad pp. 6 color plates. (8vo), 7¼x4¾", blue cloth with spine stamped in gilt. Second Edition.

Virulently racist treatise first published as Negroes and Negro "Slavery"  and later republished under this title, with plates added and references to miscegenation removed. John H. Van Evrie (1814–1896) was an American physician and defender of slavery, the author of several books on race and slavery which expounded the ideas of scientific racism for a popular audience. Van Evrie has been described as "perhaps the first professional racist in American history."

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Some soiling to cloth, slight lean to spine; internal foxing and offsetting; overall very good.

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