Professor Waitz holds very similar views. He says The comparatively low degree of civilisation among the Negroes may be chie?y explained by the relaxing effects of the climate, the geographical position of those regions, the few requirements as regards dress, food, and habitation, all of which Nature yields in abundance, and are obtainable by the simplest efforts. A high degree of intellectual development, deep thought, and a refined morality seem scarcely compatible with the mental prostration which life in the torrid zone produces in the European as well as in the native. Human art will hardly ever overcome the power of these natural And these opinions are supported by the rapid retrogression into barbarism of those inhabi tants of the Liberian Republic, who are the descendants of freed American negroes; and by the fact that the expenditure of large sums of money by various philan thropic societies, and the exertions of missionaries and. Teachers of all denominations, have failed to do more than impose a mere veneer of civilisation upon the inhabitants of Sierra Leone, and then only upon a small minority, and this after a century of labour.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - A. B. Ellis
Published Date - August 25 2019
ISBN - 9780265350669
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm
Page Count - 355
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