RECORD: Anon. 1860. [Review of Origin]. Hartford Courant (Connecticut), (31 May): 2.  

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 10.2022. RN1

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The Origin of Species

THE recently published book of Charles Darwin, on the origin of species, is a mine of curious facts and speculation. He is not only a careful observer, but he is a bold speculator upon what he observes; and has done more to interest the public in closely examining the habits and instincts of animated nature, on the large or the small scale, than any writer since Buffon. Darwin's observations of the habits of certain ants to make slaves of the black race (dominate race being red) will gratify the South, and make Darwin a safe book to travel with in those parts.


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