The Races of Man in the Malay Archipelago 11 August 2022 – Posted in: Book Excerpts

This excerpt provides a full account by Alfred Russel Wallace of the races of mankind inhabiting the Malay Archipelago, for which he primarily divides them into the Malayan and the Papuan or Polynesian races, during his eight years’ journey. The account includes their chief physical and mental characteristics, their affinities with each other and with surrounding tribes, their migrations, and their probable origin.

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