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Darwin's Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins

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In this remarkable book Adrian Desmond and James Moore, world authorities on Darwin, give a completely new explanation of how Darwin came to his famous view of evolution, which traced all life to an ancient common ancestor. Darwin was committed to the abolition of slavery, in part because of his family's deeply held beliefs. It was his 'Sacred Cause' and at its core lay a belief in human racial unity. Desmond and Moore show how he extended to all life the idea of human brotherhood held by those who fought to abolish slavery ...

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Darwin's Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins
2011, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226144511

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Darwin's Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins
2010, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780141032207

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Darwin's Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins
2009, Allen Lane, London

ISBN-13: 9781846140358

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