The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 38

The Institute, 1908
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Page 33 - In all the changes which are produced in the bodies of animals by the action of external causes, the effect terminates in the individual ; the offspring is not in the slightest degree modified by them...
Page 15 - Turks are globular in form. This shape which they esteem elegant and well adapted to their practice of enveloping the head in the folds of their turbans, is often produced by the midwives at the solicitation of the mother.
Page 31 - Looking at the general tenor of the work and at many particular parts of it, — recollecting that the immortality of the soul is one of the doctrines of the Scriptures, — considering that the law does not give protection to those who contradict the Scriptures, and entertaining a doubt, I think a rational doubt, whether this book does not violate that law, I cannot continue the injunction.
Page 237 - AngloSaxon youth was one of the highest in the world. The best of authority traces the beginning of its decline to the first appearance, about 1850, of immigration on a large scale. Our great philosopher, Benjamin Franklin, estimated six children to a normal American family in his day. The average at the present time is slightly above two. For 1900 it is calculated that there are only about threefourths as many children to potential mothers in America as there were forty years ago. For Massachusetts,...
Page 238 - Is it any wonder that serious students contemplate the racial future of Anglo-Saxon America with some concern? They have witnessed the passing of the American Indian and the buffalo, and now they query as to how long the AngloSaxon may be able to survive.
Page 18 - Dissertation physique sur les différences réelles que présentent les traits du visage chez les hommes de différents pays et de différents âges ; sur le beau qui caractérise les statues antiques et les pierres gravées.
Page 224 - In the past ten years, beginning with 1900, over eight million immigrants have arrived. The newcomers of the eight years since 1900 would, according to a writer in 1908, " repopulate all the five older New England States as they stand to-day; or, if properly disseminated over the newer parts of the country they would serve to populate no less than nineteen states of the union as they stand." In 1907 " there were one and onequarter million arrivals. This number would entirely populate both New Hampshire...
Page 76 - Melé, bringing with them books on Divinity and Etymology. Formerly our doctors had, in addition to the Koran, only the books of the Law and the Traditions. The Fulani passed by and went to Bornu leaving a few men, in Hausaland, together with some slaves and people who were tired of journeying.
Page 238 - ... occurs. The crucial time among all our newcomers from Europe has always been this second generation. The old customary ties and usages have been abruptly sundered, and new associations, restraints and responsibilities have not yet been formed. Particularly is this true of the forces of family discipline and religion, as has already been observed. Until the coming of the Hun, the Italian and the Slav, at least, it has been among the second generation of foreigners in America, rather than among...

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