The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy

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First edition, 1920
Lothrop Stoddard's analyses of the world's "primary races" White, Yellow, Black, Brown, and Amerindian, and their interactions.

The Rising Tide of Color: The Threat Against White World-Supremacy (1920), by Lothrop Stoddard, later republished in other titles, like The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy, postulates the collapse of white world empire, and of colonialism, because of the population growth among colored peoples. The postulations constitute scientific racism, with which Stoddard concludes for, and advocates, a eugenic separation of the "primary races" of the world.

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In the American novel The Great Gatsby (1925), by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the rich man Tom Buchanan says that "civilization's going to pieces", based upon his reading of The Rise of the Coloured Empires, by "this man Goddard"; allusions to Lothrop Stoddard's book of scientific racism, and to Henry H. Goddard, a prominent American psychologist and eugenicist. Moreover, the thematically-related book, The Hour of Decision (1936), by Oswald Spengler, mentions The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy in criticizing the Herrenvolk (Master Race) conceptions inherent to Nazism, the government theory and practice of Nazi Germany (1933–45), to which he refused his intellectual legitimation.[1]

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