From Lesson X — “Races of Man” — of Mrs. M.B. Moore’s book, The Geographical Reader for the Dixie Children:
The men who inhabit the globe, are not all alike. Those in Europe and
America are mostly white and are called the Caucasian race. This race is civilized, and
is far above the others. They have schools and churches and live in fine style. They
also generally have wise and good men for rulers, and a regular form of government. The
women are treated with respect and tenderness, and in many cases their wish is law among
their male friends.
There is a class of people who inhabit most of Asia which is of a yellow color. They
are a quiet, plodding race, but when educated are sensible and shrewd. They
have some books, and a regular form of government, but they are heathen; I mean
by this that they worship images made of wood and stone. They do not know about
Jesus. And yet they pray to those idols much oftener than we christians do to our
Savior. This race is called the Mongolion. Missionaries have
been sent to teach them
about Jesus. When they every become converted, they hold fast their profession, and
are not fickle like some races.
The African or negro race is found in Africa. They are slothful and vicious, but
possess little cunning. They are very cruel to each other, and when they have want they
sell their prisoners to the white people for slaves. They know nothing of Jesus, and the
climate in Africa is so unhealthy that white men can scarcely go there to preach to them.
The slaves who are found in America are in much better condition. They are better fed,
better clothed, and better instructed than in their native country.