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The American Race is marked by a brown complexion; long, black, lank hair; and deficient beard. ---->>>

The Negroes have little invention, but strong powers of imitation, so that they readily acquire mechanic arts. They have a great talent for music, and all their external senses are remarkably acute. ---->>>

In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible, and indolent; while the many nations which compose this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character, of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity. ---->>>

The moral and intellectual character of the Africans is widely different in different nations. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 1799
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Die: 06-21, 2015
Occupation: Scientist
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Samuel George Morton (January 26, 1799 – May 15, 1851) was an American physician and natural scientist. Morton, reared a Quaker but became Episcopalian in midlife, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, attended Westtown School, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1820. After earning an advanced degree from Edinburgh University in Scotland, he began practice in Philadelphia in 1824 (wikipedia)