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Fallacies of Race Theories as Applied to National Characteristics

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MR. H. H. G. MACDONNELL prefaces these collected essays with a brief statement of the views expressed in them. The late author contended that the mental and moral characteristics of nations are mainly the result of environment, and are not derived from ancestors by heredity. The transmission of physical characteristics is not taken into consideration, and the treatment throughout is more historical than scientific.

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