An Essay on the Natural History of Mankind, Viewed in Connection with Negro Slavery, Delivered before the Southern Rights Association, 14th December, 1850.

Mobile, AL: Printed by Dade, Thompson & Co., 1851. First edition. 8vo. 26 pp. Nott (1804-1873) was a physician in Mobile, Alabama, and an adherent to the ideas of Samuel Morton who advanced the theory of polygenism, that each race had a separate origin, accounting for the superiority of some over others; this essay preceded Nott's influential Types of Mankind (1854), co-written with George Gliddon, and a foundation for those who defended the subjugation of the Negro race through slavery. Sabin 56040 (note). Owen, p. 1092 (the Curry copy). Ellison 787. OCLC locates nine copies (New York Hist. Soc., Birmingham/Jefferson Co. Public, Alabama, Montevallo, Duke, North Carolina, New Hampshire Hist. Soc., Texas-Dallas, Wisconsin Hist. Soc.). Several leaves heavily foxed, some other foxing, but a very good copy. Original printed yellow wrappers (some soiling). (8499). Item #61657

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