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Race… don’t talk about! But maybe read?

Race: It’s one of those “taboo” topics, even though it is an issue of great importance to America and the world at large.

Look around the globe. Ancient racial animosities are fueling dissension in the Mideast, Asia, Europe, Australia, South America, Canada and the United States. In many instances the racial powder keg is threatening to blow sky high. Discussion of this topic, however, is apparently banned in the mainstream, where even the identification of the skin color of a wanted criminal suspect is unmentionable.

But at The Barnes Review, no topics are too hot to handle; no subjects are taboo—and certainly not one as historically important as the issue of race and race relations.

Most of the best writings on race were completed many years ago before political correctness was the norm. Political correctness, of course, is that bane of free thinking and free expression that prevents intellectual intercourse on sensitive yet vital topics. Why? Someone’s feelings might get hurt!

In the spirit of free inquiry and debate, however, TBR has acquired a limited quantity of some of the best known and most controversial books on race written over the past century by some of the deepest thinkers of their era.

If you’ve ever wondered where the different races evolved, how they evolved, what they did with the plots of land they ended up with, and what the basic differences between the races really are, please take a look at the books in the following list, all of which have just been added to our catalog. Each one in its own way helps us piece together the complex racial puzzle that has had such an influence over man’s history.

But beware: Few if any of these books would escape the red pen of the book editor in our modern age.

Except, of course, at The Barnes Review.

Madison Grant, 'Conquest of a Continent'

Conquest of a Continent

By Madison Grant


Madison Grant (1865-1937) was one of America’s most influential racial thinkers. In Conquest of a Continent, Grant tells us of the European antecedents of the original settlers who tamed America. Grant was an unapologetic Nordicist and, by using documented historical fact, proves that the colonists who opened up America for settlement were primarily of northwestern European stock. Grant provides an overview of the historical racial composition of Europe, and goes on to show how America reached its greatest degree of racial homogeneity in 1860. He tells us how later immigration steadily undermined this founding stock. Written at a time when the U.S. Congress had just halted all further non-northwestern European immigration, Grant’s book predicted what would happen if unlimited immigration were allowed once again. Grant also envisioned what America might look like if the inevitable racial problems created by freeing the slaves and allowing waves of illegal Mexican immigrants into America were not dealt with effectively. This edition of Conquest of a Continent includes all the original maps from the 1993 edition and contains two brand new appendices. The first details how the Anti-Defamation League sought to suppress this book upon its first publication, and the second is of a 2006 study which showed that the number of Americans born with blue eyes had dropped from 1 in 2 in 1900 to less than 1 in 6 in 2000—proof of the accuracy of Grant’s predictions that unlimited immigration would lead to the de-Nordicization of America. Conquest of a Continent is sobering reading for the 21st century.

Softcover, 252 pages, #613, $22 plus s&h ($5 within the U.S.)

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Earnest Sevier Cox, 'White America: The American Racial Problem as Seen in a Worldwide Perspective and Lincoln’s Negro Policy'

White America: The American Racial Problem as Seen in a Worldwide Perspective and Lincoln’s Negro Policy

By Earnest Sevier Cox


Cox was one of the most prescient racial thinkers to emerge from the American South between the first and second world wars. Although born a Virginian, his belief that the Confederacy’s slave-owning practices were inherently contradictory to white American survival earned him both praise and hatred from his fellow Southerners. White America’s theme is two-fold: First, that the racial destruction of the white race is inescapable in time whenever there is the substantial presence of another race; and, second, that civilization itself cannot survive that destruction. Cox backs his theory with solid facts and historical evidence. Starting with an overview of prehistoric racial migrations, ancient Egypt, India, China, Mexico, Peru, Latin America and South Africa (which he predicted would not survive) Cox finally reviews the racial situation in the United States. His conclusion is that physical geographical separation, not segregation, is the only guarantee of survival for all nations and races. This edition has been combined with the pamphlet “Lincoln’s Negro Policy” which deals with the efforts of leading white Americans such as Abraham Lincoln, James Monroe and also Negro leaders who were all in favor of the repatriation of black people to Africa.

Softcover, 201 pages, #610, $20 plus s&h ($5 within the U.S.)

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Arthur Kemp, 'Victory or Violence: The Story of the AWB of South Africa'

Victory or Violence: The Story of the AWB of South Africa

By Arthur Kemp


The dramatic story of South Africa’s far right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB: Afrikaner Resistance Movement) and its charismatic leader Eugene Terre’Blanche. The AWB was responsible for the most serious campaign of bombing and violence in South Africa’s history as Apartheid came to an end in 1994, and no understanding of that country’s history is complete without this largely eyewitness account.

Third edition, now updated to include Eugene Terre’Blanche’s murder in 2011.

Softcover, third revised edition, 302 pages, #612, $22 plus s&h ($5 within the U.S.)

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Carleton Putnam, 'Race and Reason: A Yankee View'

Race and Reason: A Yankee View

By Carleton Putnam


The author was one of America’s foremost writers on racial matters. Holding science and law degrees from Princeton and Columbia University, he was founder and president of Chicago & Southern Airlines, which later merged with another company to become Delta Air Lines. Putnam served as chief executive of Delta, and remained a director until his death in 1998. Race and Reason was his first book which explained the reality of race in the face of a determined assault on racial realism in the 1960s. Written in question and answer format, this book answers every liberal argument on race with passion, reason, compassion and intellect. It is a testament to the fact that some people, at least, understood racial dynamics at the height of the “civil rights” assault on Western Civilization.

Softcover, 122 pages, #614, $15 plus s&h ($5 within the U.S.)

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Charles Kingsley, 'The Teuton and the Roman'

The Teuton and the Roman

By Charles Kingsley


Rome died and its empire collapsed when wealth corrupted the social system and continual warfare sapped the bloodstream of the original founders. The final death blow was delivered by waves of fierce Germanic Goths and Lombards. The Teuton and the Roman describes the decadence of the latter-day Roman empire, and the revitalization of its Italian territories under the conquering Germanic nations that settled and repopulated northern Italy.

Edited and abridged by J. W. Jamieson

Softcover, 122 pages, #611, $15 plus s&h ($5 within the U.S.)

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Re-Forging America: The Story of Our Nationhood

T. Lothrop Stoddard, 'Re-Forging America: The Story of Our Nationhood'

By T. Lothrop Stoddard


Written just after the passing of the 1924 Immigration Act, this book by one of America’s most prominent racial thinkers is an in-depth analysis of the racial developments which led to the American Revolution, the Civil War and the mass immigration of the late 19th century which disrupted the until-then almost entirely Northwestern European colonization of North America. Delighted that the 1924 law effectively stopped all further mass migration, Stoddard devoted the rest of this work to discussing solutions to what he called the existing “racial dilemmas” facing America, namely the threat of illegal Mexican immigration, the growth in black numbers and unassimilable European immigrants. Although the 1924 act was repealed in the 1960s, this book contains many observations on race and the implications of mass migration which are more applicable than ever before. “Despite what some disgruntled aliens assert, the fact remains that the American people has never shown a spirit of dislike for the foreigner as such. What Americans do dislike, and dislike most heartily, is the alien—either the low-grade alien who disrupts our living-standards, or the aggressive alien who dislikes our ways and wants to change everything here to suit himself…

Nothing is more certain than that the Fathers of the Republic intended America to be a white man’s country.” They showed this unequivocally by restricting naturalization to “free white persons.”

Softcover, 234 pages, #616, $22 plus s&h ($5 within the U.S.)

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