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The Resource On the cultural achievements of Negroes, Henri Grégoire ; translated with notes and introduction by Thomas Cassirer and Jean-François Brière

On the cultural achievements of Negroes, Henri Grégoire ; translated with notes and introduction by Thomas Cassirer and Jean-François Brière

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On the cultural achievements of Negroes
Title
On the cultural achievements of Negroes
Statement of responsibility
Henri Grégoire ; translated with notes and introduction by Thomas Cassirer and Jean-François Brière
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • First published in French in 1808 and translated into English two years later under the title An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties and Literature of Negroes, this book was a touchstone for nineteenth-century abolitionists in England and the United States. Written by Abbe Henri Gregoire (1750-1831), it argued vigorously against assumptions of black inferiority and in favor of the humanity, equality, and cultural achievements of people of African heritage. His treatise summarized most of the available written thought on race up to that time. A leading activist in the French Revolution, Gregoire reflected in his arguments the spirit of "liberte, egalite, and fraternite," and anticipated twentieth-century race inquiry and theory
  • Although influential in its time, the first translation of Gregoire's work was incomplete and flawed. This new edition presents a fresh, accurate and complete text of this key document in the history of Western racial thought. The book includes a substantial biography of Gregoire and an analysis of the historical context in which he wrote and the impact of his work
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DLC
Dewey number
909/.0496
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HT1581
LC item number
.G72 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
On the cultural achievements of Negroes, Henri Grégoire ; translated with notes and introduction by Thomas Cassirer and Jean-François Brière
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a6b7-aa
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xlvii-xlviii)
Contents
1. Concerning the Meaning of the World Negro -- 2. Opinions Concerning the Moral Inferiority of Negroes -- 3. Moral Qualities of the Negroes -- 4. Continuation of the Same Subject -- 5. Biographical Account of the Negro Angelo Solimann -- 6. Talents of the Negroes for Arts and Craftsmanship. Political Societies Organized by the Negroes -- 7. Literature of Negroes -- 8. Negroes and Mulattoes Distinguished by Their Talents and Their Writings -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
767070
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xlviii, 141 p.
Isbn
9781558490321
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95047293
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33665307
  • (OCoLC)33665307
Label
On the cultural achievements of Negroes, Henri Grégoire ; translated with notes and introduction by Thomas Cassirer and Jean-François Brière
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a6b7-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xlvii-xlviii)
Contents
1. Concerning the Meaning of the World Negro -- 2. Opinions Concerning the Moral Inferiority of Negroes -- 3. Moral Qualities of the Negroes -- 4. Continuation of the Same Subject -- 5. Biographical Account of the Negro Angelo Solimann -- 6. Talents of the Negroes for Arts and Craftsmanship. Political Societies Organized by the Negroes -- 7. Literature of Negroes -- 8. Negroes and Mulattoes Distinguished by Their Talents and Their Writings -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
767070
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xlviii, 141 p.
Isbn
9781558490321
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95047293
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33665307
  • (OCoLC)33665307

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