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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 82

59. George E. Boxall, “The Negro in America,” Westminster Review (June 1905): 669-76.

Classification of African Americans on the evolutionary tree. “Physically the Negro is superior to any of the older races, while mentally he is simple and childish, comparing unfavourably in some respects with the higher Polynesian races and perhaps also with the American Indian, as he appeared in Mexico or Peru, but far inferior to the Chinese, Hindoo, and many other races. I think we may regard him as a highly developed savage of the Neolithic age. If we compare him with the Australian, Tasmanian, New Guinea, or Melanesian savages of the Paleolithic age we find him much larger, more robust, and superior intellectually.”