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Excerpt from Strange PeoplesThe author claims no originality for the matter of this book for young readers on Strange Peoples. He has culled material where he could. His aim has been to present a series of sketches which may render the maps in theMoreExcerpt from Strange PeoplesThe author claims no originality for the matter of this book for young readers on Strange Peoples. He has culled material where he could. His aim has been to present a series of sketches which may render the maps in the geography more interesting and give school children a broader and deeper sympathy with other races and peoples. Indebted to many books, he has been under constant obligations to Verneaus Les Races Humaines and Ratzels Volkerkunde. Other books which have been helpful will be found listed at the close of this volume.At first the author planned to use only original or new illustrations. It has been, however, impossible to carry out this plan. Less than one fourth of the pictures are really new- it is believed, however, that all are authentic and will prove instructive.It would have been easy to make the book more interesting by the introduction of descriptions, more detailed, of the ridiculous or dreadful practices of some races. The purpose has, however, not been to hold other peoples up to ridicule nor to teach morality by contrast- there are, indeed, too many matters for criticism in our own mode of life to warrant such a treatment.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.