The European Races in Colonies

Madison Grant’s The Passing of the Great Race, published in 1916, is a classic in race studies. Below, a few excerpts from the chapter, “The European Races in Colonies” (no ellipsis added): For reasons already set forth there are few communities outside of Europe of pure European blood. The racial destiny of Mexico and of…

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The Competition of Races

Madison Grant’s The Passing of the Great Race, published in 1916, is a classic in race studies. Below, a few excerpts from “The Competition of Races” (no ellipsis added): Man continuously undergoes selection through the operation of the forces of social environment. Among native Americans of the Colonial period a large family was an asset…

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The Physical Basis of Race

Madison Grant’s The Passing of the Great Race, published in 1916, is a classic in race studies. Below, a few excerpts from the second chapter, “The Physical Basis of Race” (no ellipsis added): These physical characters are to all intents and purposes immutable and they do not change during the lifetime of a language or…

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Race and democracy

Madison Grant’s The Passing of the Great Race, published in 1916, is a classic in race studies. Below, a few excerpts from the first chapter, “Race and democracy” (no ellipsis added): In the democratic forms of government the operation of universal suffrage tends toward the selection of the average man for public office rather than…

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Preface

Madison Grant’s The Passing of the Great Race, published in 1916, is a classic in race studies. It is hard to imagine that when my grandmas were little girls, The Passing became immensely popular both in the United States and in Europe. Henry Fairfield Osborn wrote in the Preface: In the chapters relating to the…

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