Stone Collection: Volume 23 - Item 19
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19. Geo. G. Groff, “The Conquest of the Tropics,” Popular Science Monthly (September 1900): 540-45.
Optimistic assessment of the potential for the economic development of the tropical regions of the globe under the guidance of European interests, much to the detriment of the natives. “With the masses of educated and with wholesome laws, there islands [Cuba, Porto Rico, and the Philippines] will all become garden spots, and will ultimately be occupied by pure-blooded Anglo-Saxons, the present inhabitants disappearing before the stronger and purer-blooded race.”