Sex and Race: Negro-Caucasian Mixing in All Ages and All Lands.Volume I. The Old World


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Undermining the concept of Aryan purity, this title is one of several works by Rogers who combated ideas of white superiority by demonstrating achievements of black culture. This is volume one of a three volume set published from 1940 to 1944 and is the most fundamental of the three. Explores blacks in early Japanese, Jewish, Greek and Roman culture as well as black religious figures. His mode of historical research falls in the vindicationist school. An immigrant from Jamaica of a mixed-race backgrond, he lived in Harlem and Chicago, and worked as a Pullman Porter. In the 1920s he became a journalist for the Daily Negro Times and was the only black war correspondent during World War II. An important document of anti-eugenics writing in the pre-civil rights period of American history.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: J. A. Rogers Publications
  • Edition: Second edition of 200 copies, revised and enlarged
  • Date Published: 1941
  • Place Published: New York
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    302 p. 24 cm green cloth hardcover binding with gold lettering on spine and front board. Features numerous b&w photographs, including photo-collage endpapers. Damp marks on front and back boards. Spine ends roughened. Hinges broken. Water spots in text block and wrinkling to some pages. Large tear on pages 59 & 191. Pages 116-117 stuck together. Spotting to pages but text remains clear for reading.

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