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Louis Agassiz

Louis Agassiz

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1 Nott, J. C., And Geo. R. Gliddon TYPES OF MANKIND: Or Ethnological Researches,
Philadelphia & London J. B. Lippincott & Co.,& Trubner & Co. 1857 Eighth Edition Hardcover Very Good Small 4to 
title continues: Based Upon the Ancient Monuments, Paintings, Sculptures, and Crania of Races, and upon their Natural, Geographical, Philological, and Biblical History: Illustrated by Selections from the Inedited Papers of Samuel George Morton, M.D., and by Additional Contributions from Prof. L. Agassiz, LL.D, W. Usher, M.D. and Prof. H.S. Patterson, M.D. Eight illustrations and diagrams, some folding. Includes a folding Genealogical Tableau of Genesis; one map is part color. Original blind-stamped cloth with gilt spine titles. Corners with light wear and lightly bumped. Nott and Glidden expanded the theories of Samuel G. Morton who claimed that the difference between humans was one of species rather than variety and backed up his theory with measurements from his collection of skulls, placing Negroes at the bottom of the scale and Caucasians at the top. Glidden, a popular lecturer and Egyptologist, was one of the contributors to Morton's collection of skulls. Charles Darwin, opposed Nott & Gliddon's polygenist (and creationist) arguments in his 1871 "The Descent of Man." It is now confirmed that Abraham Lincoln borrowed and read a copy of the 1854 edition of this in the weeks before he left Springfield for Washington D.C. The original publisher's price for this was $5.00 and $7.50. Morton's theories were advocated in the American South, but refuted by Darwin's ORIGIN OF SPECIES. 006613 
Price: 95.00 USD
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