Miscegenation

Subtitle: The Theory of the Blending of the Races Applied to the American White Man and Negro

Author: Croly, David Goodman

Subjects: Social Studies; American History; African-Americans

Age: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Order code: 1994

Price: $10.00

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This is a reprint of one of the most explosive pamphlets ever published in the United States.

Written by opponents of President Abe Lincoln for the 1864 election, the pamphlet was passed as having been written by a supporter of Lincoln in an attempt to subvert Lincoln's re-election. The pamphlet advocated equal rights for the newly emancipated slaves and argued on a scientific basis that the most desirable result for the United States would be a mixing of the races. The author contended that the offspring of racially mixed couples would be far superior to those of a single race and ethnic background. Lincoln’s opponents immediately seized on the pamphlet (which they had created) as proof that his policies were aimed at turning white women over to black men, and miscegenation became a horror that gave added impetus to the Ku Klux Klan.

Reading this 64-page pamphlet more than a century later is an eye-opening experience for children in the use of dirty tricks in politics and can give rise to a wide range of discussions.

This is a reprint of one of the most explosive pamphlets ever published in the United States.

Written by opponents of President Abe Lincoln for the 1864 election, the pamphlet was passed as having been written by a supporter of Lincoln in an attempt to subvert Lincoln's re-election. The pamphlet advocated equal rights for the newly emancipated slaves and argued on a scientific basis that the most desirable result for the United States would be a mixing of the races. The author contended that the offspring of racially mixed couples would be far superior to those of a single race and ethnic background. Lincoln’s opponents immediately seized on the pamphlet (which they had created) as proof that his policies were aimed at turning white women over to black men, and miscegenation became a horror that gave added impetus to the Ku Klux Klan.

Reading this 64-page pamphlet more than a century later is an eye-opening experience for students in the use of dirty tricks in politics and can give rise to a wide range of discussions.

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