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The American Race
A Linguistic Classification and Ethnographic Description of the Native Tribes of North and South America


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Linguistics

  • Date Published: November 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108006477

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  • First published in 1891, this book was the earliest attempt to construct a systematic classification of all the indigenous languages of the Americas, focusing particularly on the relationship between culture and grammar and vocabulary. It addresses the various theories of the origins of the American race, and the archaeological evidence for the presence of humans in the Americas. It discusses geologists' opinions and the physical geography of the Americas in relation to Europe, and considers the physical characteristics of the Native Americans, their culture, religion, domestic habits and family organisation, providing a comprehensive anthropological and historical context for the linguistic work. Special attention is paid to the parts of the continent, mostly south of Mexico, whose ethnography was little known at the time of writing. Each chapter covers a particular region, and there is a detailed linguistic appendix.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108006477
    • length: 396 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introductory:
    1. Racial history and characteristics
    Part II. North American tribes:
    2. The north Atlantic group
    3. The north Pacific group
    4. The central group
    Part III. South American tribes:
    5. The south Pacific group
    6. The south Atlantic group

  • Author

    Daniel Garrison Brinton

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