By A. C. Haddon. First published in 1911, this was the world’s first—and to date, still the only—book ever published which mapped out the great racial migrations across the earth which led to the racial composition of present-day nations.
Written by one of Britain’s foremost anthropologists—who also founded Cambridge University’s Anthropology Department—The Wanderings of Peoples describes in succinct detail how the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America came to be inhabited with their “native” populations.
This outstanding work of research and scholarship—written in an age when anthropologists openly stated the reality of race and its effects upon history and civilization—highlights the fact that the real driver of history is racial change, of one race displacing another and becoming dominant in a given territory. The end result is the creation of a new culture which reflects the nature of the newcomers, and this fact applies to all races, at all times, as this book dramatically demonstrates.
In addition, this work also demonstrates a number of other important facts, namely (1) that there has always been “climate change” and that this has very often been the driver for mass migrations in the distant past; (2) that the present-day myth of “peaceful pre-European and pre-colonial paradises” in the Third World is just that—and that these regions were aflame with interracial and intertribal wars which often resulted in the physical extermination of entire tribes; and (3) that the first appearance of the Jews in world history led to the origin of the word “Hebrew”—which came from the Sumerian word “Khabiri,” or “robbers.”
This is the complete text of the second 1912 edition, and contains all five maps digitally reproduced in high quality from an original copy. It also contains an index with 537 entries, an indication of the vast scale of history, peoples, tribes, and races covered in the book.
About the author
Chapter I: Introduction
Chapter II: Asia and Oceania
Chapter III: Europe
Chapter IV: Africa
Chapter V: America
Chapter VI: North America
Chapter VII: Mexico and Central America
Chapter VIII: South America
Map I. Asia
Map II. Europe
Map III. Africa
Map IV. North America
Map V. South America
About the author: Alfred Cort Haddon (1855–1940) was one of Britain’s most important anthropologists and ethnologists. He founded the school of anthropology at the University of Cambridge, and served as president of the following organizations: Section H (Anthropology) in the British Association meetings of 1902 and 1905; the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland; the Folk Lore Society; and the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. He was also an elected Fellow of the Royal Society. Apart from his numerous books, Haddon also contributed several articles to the Encyclopædia Britannica, the Dictionary of National Biography, and Hastings’s Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics.