Character of the Colombians
Exploration, Race, Degeneration
Begins: 'The Colombians who inhabit the hot lands, are meagre; their complexion is very yellow; in general they are of small stature, and seldom well-made. The state of debility in which they languish, arises from the decay of the white races under the tropics, in proportion as the black blood, which is generally mixed with that of the Europeans, is impaired and disappears' (100).
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