Miscegenation: The Theory of the Blending of the Races, Applied to the American White Man and Negro. Black Americana, David Goodman Croly, George Wakeman, E C. Howell.
Miscegenation: The Theory of the Blending of the Races, Applied to the American White Man and Negro
Miscegenation: The Theory of the Blending of the Races, Applied to the American White Man and Negro
Propagandizing Racist Fears During the Civil War

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

London: Trübner & Co., 1864. First British edition. Cloth over boards. Duodecimo. 91 pages. Very good. Rebacked with original boards and spine title retained. New endpapers. Prior owner name dated 1864 is pencilled on preliminary blank leaf.

This anonymously published pamphlet first appeared in New York. This is the London edition from the same year. The title is a coined word in this work to describe intermixing of races. While this is the first work to advocate this as a solution to racial problems (Howes), the intent here was to undermine the abolitionist movement during the American Civil War by stoking racist fears among Whites.

Sabin credits the work to Croly, Wakeman, and Howell. A scarce piece of Civil War racial propaganda.

See Sabin 49433, Howes C909.


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