In this Book
Among the arguments Hotze employed were adaptations of the scientific racism of the period, which attempted to establish a rational basis for assumptions of racial difference. After the collapse of the Confederacy in 1865, Hötze remained in Europe, where he became an active partisan and promoter of the ideas of Arthur de Gobineau (1816–1882) whose work Essai sur L’inégalité des Races Humaines was a founding document in racism’s struggle for intellectual respectability.
This work consists of a biographical essay on Hotze; his contributions to Mobile newspapers during his military service in 1861; his correspondence with Confederate officials during his service in London; articles he published in London to influence British and European opinion; and his correspondence with, and published work in support of, Gobineau.
Table of Contents
- PART ONE: “A CONSCIOUSNESS OF DOING SOMETHING FINE”
- pp. 35-36
- PART TWO: “WHAT PREVENTS THE RECOGNITION OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES?”
- pp. 107-108
- PART THREE: “THE NATURAL HISTORY OF MAN”
- pp. 167-168