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" Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination, it appears to me that in memory they are equal to the whites ; in reason much inferior, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations... "
An Essay on the Causes of the Variety of Complexion and Figure in the Human ... - Page 245
by Samuel Stanhope Smith - 1810 - 411 pages
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Amazing Grace in John Newton: Slave-ship Captain, Hymnwriter, and Abolitionist

William E. Phipps - 2001 - 306 pages
...eager desire than a tender delicate mixture of sentiment and sensation. Their griefs are transient. ... In memory they are equal to the whites; in reason much inferior; ... in imagination they are dull, tasteless, and anomalous. . . . Blacks . . . are inferior to the...
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Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts

Thomas Jefferson, Jerry Holmes - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 376 pages
...general, their existence appears to participate more of sensation than reflection. . . . Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination,...are equal to the whites; in reason much inferior, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations of Euclid:...
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Romanticism and Science, 1773-1833, Volume 4

Tim Fulford - Europe - 2002 - 334 pages
...Europeans, than between the monkeys and them. Mr. Jefferson, speaking of the negroes, says. Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination,...are equal to the whites, in reason much inferior, as ! think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations of Euclid;...
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A House Divided: The Antebellum Slavery Debates in America, 1776-1865

Mason I. Lowance - 572 pages
...that the intellectual inferiority of Africans was inherently attributed to blackness: Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination,...it appears to me that in memory they are equal to whites; in reason much inferior . . . and that in imagination they are dull, tasteless, and anomalous....
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Race and Place: Equity Issues in Urban America

John W. Frazier, Florence M. Margai, Eugene Tettey-Fio - Social Science - 2003 - 324 pages
..."In general their [blacks'] existence appears to participate more of sensation then reflection. ... It appears to me that in memory they are equal to the whites; in reason much the inferior . . . and that in imagination they are dull, tasteless and anomalous." (Quoted by Davis...
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The Condemnation of Little B: New Age Racism in America

Elaine Brown - Social Science - 2003 - 404 pages
...and equal partners with whites. "Comparing them by theit faculties of memory, reason, andimaginatlan, it appears to me that in memory they are equal to the whites; in reasou much inferlar, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprahending the...
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The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America

Ronald H. Bayor - United States - 2004 - 1032 pages
...whose body is at rest, and who does not reflect, must be disposed to sleep of course. Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination,...are equal to the whites; in reason much inferior, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations of Euclid;...
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Michel Butor - Fiction - 2004 - 340 pages
...seat of Russell County. The smells at night. "Notes on the State of Virginia": ". . . Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination,...are equal to the whites; in reason much inferior, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations of Euclid;...
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Laboratory of Justice: The Supreme Court's 200-Year Struggle to Integrate ...

David L. Faigman - History - 2004 - 440 pages
...Jefferson wrote that blacks differed from whites on several intellectual dimensions: "Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination,...it appears to me, that in memory they are equal to whites; in reason much inferior, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending...
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Healing Waters: Missouri's Historic Mineral Springs and Spas

Loring Bullard - History - 2004 - 261 pages
...persons of African descent as published in his Notes on the State of Virginia in 1787.3 "Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination, it appears to me," wrote Jefferson, "that in memory they are equal to the whites; in reason much inferior." He thought...
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