E.D. Morel, in the Nineteenth Century.
There is no general history of the Negro race. Perhaps Sir Harry H. Johnston, in his various works on Africa, has come as near covering the subject as any one writer, but his valuable books have puzzling inconsistencies and inaccuracies. Keane’s Africa is a helpful compendium, despite the fact that whenever Keane discovers intelligence in an African he immediately discovers that its possessor is no “Negro.” The articles in the latest edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica are of some value, except the ridiculous article on the “Negro” by T.A. Joyce. Frobenius’ newly published Voice of Africa is broad-minded and informing, and Brown’s Story of Africa and its Explorers brings together much material in readable form. The compendiums by Keltie and White, and Johnston’s Opening up of Africa are the best among the shorter treatises.
None of these authors write from the point of view of the Negro as a man, or with anything but incidental acknowledgment of the existence or value of his history. We may, however, set down certain books under the various subjects which the chapters have treated. These books will consist of (1) standard works for wider reading and (2) special works on which the author has relied for his statements or which amplify his point of view. The latter are starred.
A.S. White: The Development of Africa, 2d ed., 1892.
Stanford’s Compendium of Geography: Africa, by A.H. Keane, 2d ed., 1904-7.
E. Reclus: Universal Geography, Vols. X-XIII.
J. Deniker: The Races of Man, etc., New York, 1904.
J. Finot: _Race Prejudice_ (tr. by Wade-Evans), New York, 1907.
W.Z. Ripley: _The Races of Europe_, etc., New York, 1899.
Jacques Loeb: in _The Crisis_, Vol. VIII, p. 84, Vol. IX, p. 92.
*_Papers on Inter-Racial Problems Communicated to the First Universal Races Congress_, etc. (ed. by G. Spiller), 1911.
G. Sergi: _The Mediterranean Race_, etc., London, 1901.
Franz Boas: _The Mind of Primitive Man_, New York, 1911.
C.B. Davenport: Heredity of Skin Color in Negro-White Crosses, 1913.
Sir Harry H. Johnston: _The Opening up of Africa_ (Home University Library).
—— A History of the Colonization of Africa by Alien Races, Cambridge, 1905.
G.W. Stowe: _The Native Races of South Africa_ (ed. by G.M. Theal), London, 1910.