Punch,  55 (1868), 178.

Sensational Savages



News-Commentary, Drollery


Societies, Ethnology, Anthropology, Gender, Race, Human Development, Animal Behaviour, Religion, Religious Authority

    Noting the amalgamation of the Ethnological Society and the Anthropological Society, points out that since women have been allowed to hear discussions, some members are afraid that discussion of the 'habits of certain savages' and other 'delicate revelations' 'may be slurred over' and that the 'Mosaic records' will be 'treated with too much respect'. Explains that Thomas H Huxley has entreated 'the public' that these fears are unfounded, and suggests that those entertaining themselves with the 'doings of foreign savages' should attend to the problem of 'civilising savages at home'. Also points out that worries about the Bible are without foundation because there are places in London where this book has 'ever been seen'.

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