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    Booklet, Speculum For Looking Into The Pamphlet Entitled 'The Negro:What Is His Ethnological Status, &c...By Ariel, by Optician (Charleston, South Carolina: Joseph Walker, 1867), 27 pp, 5" x 7.5", paper covers. Some chipping to extremities, light foxing, overall browning with old tape repairs to spine. Good condition. A fascinating rebuff to an earlier racist pamphlet written by Buckner H. Payne under the pseudonym "Ariel". Payne argued that Africans are simply beasts whereas the pamphlet offered here stresses equality. The social upheaval resulting from emancipation renewed this old argument, especially since Republicans were pushing for Negro suffrage in a defeated South.

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