On Negro Ascendancy in the West Indies by Cora Montgomery

Transcribed from The daily crescent. ([New Orleans, La.]), 20 Aug. 1850. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. This letter seems to be the first use in print of the phrase “white supremacy” in the Western Hemisphere. Cora Montgomery is the pseudonym of a woman named Jane McManus Storm Cazneau. Cazneau is credited with being the originator … More On Negro Ascendancy in the West Indies by Cora Montgomery

On the ‘Fear of Genetic Annihilation.’

In 1896 the [United States] Supreme Court’s decision in Plessy v. Ferguson legalized racial segregation, so that a legally racialized nation was confirmed. Notions of the race inferiority of non-European-origin populations stemmed from the fear of the genetic annihilation* of European-origin populations. Northern European intellectuals feared racial annihilation by way of miscegenation with non-European populations, … More On the ‘Fear of Genetic Annihilation.’