Ireland from One or two Neglected Points of View (1899)
Book ID: 65739
Ireland from One or two Neglected Points of View. By the author of Hints to Country Bumpkins, etc. London: The Liberty Review, 1899. Pp vii, 125, . Red paper boards, title lettered in black to upper cover. Wear to covers, contents in good condition.
Frontispiece plate depiction shows an alleged similarity between “Irish Iberian” and “Negro” features in contrast to the higher “Anglo-Teutonic.”
First published in 1888, this racist tract by Constable in which he attempted to argue with complete sincerity that the Irish were ‘originally an African race,’ which seems to have been a rather eccentric, but not entirely fringe view among Anglo-Protestants at the time – that the Irish were not white and used this as justification for their subjugation by the English.