The Anatomy of Slavery
Race, Human Species, Anatomy, Politics, Medical Practitioners
Puzzled by a paragraph in The Times announcing a meeting of 'Southern [United States] medical students' in New York who resolved to return to the south because of Abraham Lincoln's anti-slavery legislation. Urges that medical students 'Of all men in the world' should appreciate, from anatomy, that there is 'no essential difference between white men and black men' while physiology teaches that 'niggers are men and women'. Thinks that these students' hostility to the idea of the 'humanity of coloured men' might be due to their view that such people are 'better subjects than monkeys' for 'dissection'.
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