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Negroes and Negro Slavery 1861  

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Negroes and Negro "Slavery": The First an Inferior Race: The Latter Its Normal Condition

Van Evrie, J.H.

New York

Van Evrie, Horton, & Co.



339 pp. Woodcut frontispiece. 7¼x5", original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Early Edition.

Virulently racist treatise first published at the dawn of the civil war. 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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Light wear; spine fading slightly, pages slightly toned, a few stains within; about near fine.

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