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Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party

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Published: 1861
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,729 / 133 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.4
LoC Category: GA
Downloads: 623
Added to site: 2007.07.23
mnybks.net#: 17698
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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ion; but one-seventh of which, some three and a half millions, are whites of pure European extraction; and the remainder, nearly twenty-one millions, are colored people of African and Indian origin. This immense preponderance of the colored races in those regions, it is supposed, will enable them, with the aid of Emigration from the United States, to take possession of all those countries and islands, and become the ruling race in the empires to be formed out of those wide and fruitful realms. The Committee expresses full confidence in the practicability of this great undertaking; and that nothing is wanting to its success at no distant day but unanimity of sentiment and action among the masses of the colored people. The climate of those regions is represented as entirely congenial to the colored race, while to the European races it is enervating and destructive; and this fact, added to the present immense superiority of numbers on the part of the negroes, is relied on as a sure guarantee of the success of th

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