A Review of Hoffman's Race Traits and Tendencies of the American Negro

The American Negro Academy. Occasional Papers No. 1

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Author: Kelly Miller
Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,362 / 49 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.9
LoC Category: HT
Downloads: 384
Added to site: 2010.02.15
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bama, and embracing the Appalachian system of mountains. This section contains a population of nearly 3,000,000 souls. They belong for the most part to the most thrifty element of our complex population--an element whose toughness of moral and mental fiber is proverbial. The Scotch-Irish are famed the world over for their manly and moral vigor. And yet this people have sunken to the lowest depth of poverty and degradation--a depth from which, without the assistance of outside help, they can be lifted nevermore.[17] Is this condition of depravity and inability of self-initiative due to "race traits and tendencies?"

Then, supposing the Negroes to be concentrated in the black belts, as seems inevitable, will they necessarily be shut out from wholesome contact with civilization? Not at all. Just how far personal and servile contact can elevate the moral and manly tone of a people is not quite evident. But the result of indirect missionary contact is, perhaps, the surest way to lift a race into civilization

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