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Comment on Racial Demographics (S86: 1863)

Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: A short comment offered in discussion of a paper by Count Oscar Reichenbach titled 'On the Vitality of the Black Race,' read at the 15 December 1863 meeting of the Anthropological Society of London. The comment was later printed on page lxxiii of Volume Two of the Society's Journal series. To link directly to this page, connect with: http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S086.htm

     Mr. Alfred R. Wallace said that we must not hurriedly assume that the cause of the non-increase of the Negro in the Federal States was due either to his unfitness for civilisation or from the effects of climate, as it might depend on the different relative numbers of the sexes, and he should be glad of further confirmation on this point.

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