London: Trubner and Co., 1866. [vii],72pp. plus advertisement on verso of front wrapper. Half title. Printed blue wrappers. Lacking rear wrapper. Front wrapper detached and lightly chipped and soiled. Internally clean. Good. Item #WRCAM35492
An "anthropological" speech delivered in London following the 1865 Morant Bay Rebellion in Jamaica. The brutal suppression of the black uprising by colonial forces had horrified many in Britain and led to controversy regarding education and government in the West Indian colonies. Pim, a naval commander with recent experience in Africa and the Caribbean, here presents a pseudo- scientific argument for the racial inferiority of blacks and the need to preserve current hierarchies of social status and labor. The present volume contains a several responses to Pim's speech, both supporting and disputing its various claims. SABIN 62873.