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Race and Reason: A Yankee View

reviewed by Robin M. Williams - 1961

coverTitle: Race and Reason: A Yankee View
Author(s): C. Putnam
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Enough of what we may call Jurassic thinking remains in American orientations to "race" to render necessary a review of this latest intemperate argument for racial inequality—a book which makes much of appeals to "reason" and "common sense." Perhaps the most worrisome thing about this enlarged brochure is the fact that it bears expressions of approval from the eminent geneticist R. Ruggles Gates, from Henry Garrett, R. Gayre, and Wesley C. George. The Foreword by T. R. Waring, Editor of the Charleston News and Courier, opines that ". . . the endorsement of these men, taken together with the evidence of other scientists called as witnesses by the author in his text, guarantees the scientific integrity of Race and Reason and confirm the soundness of its premises" (p. v). Unfortunately, Mr. Waring's opinion is not confirmed by the contents of the book itself. A theory which holds that the center of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 63 Number 1, 1961, p. 82-82
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3128, Date Accessed: 8/13/2020 11:09:00 PM

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