45. Unnatural Causes: Hosea Easton’s Treatise
Hosea Easton’s Treatise provides an overlooked but fascinating theory of race and racism.
• G.R. Price and J.B. Stewart, To Heal the Scourge of Prejudice: The Life and Writings of Hosea Easton (Amherst: 1999).
• B. Dain, A Hideous Monster of the Mind: American Race Theory in the Early Republic (Cambridge MA: 2002).
• S.G. Hall, A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century Writing (Chapel Hill: 2009).
• G.R. Price, "Hosea Easton: Forgotten Abolitionist 'Giant'" in M. Morrison (ed.), The Human Tradition in Antebellum America (Wilmington: 2000), 147-163.
• E.S. Pryor, "The Etymology of Nigger: Resistance, Language, and the Politics of Freedom in the Antebellum North," Journal of the Early Republic 36 (2016), 203-45.
• J.B. Stewart, Abolitionist Politics and the Coming of the Civil War (Amherst: 2008).