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Basis of Social Relations

A Study in Ethnic Psychology


Daniel G. Brinton, A.M., M.D., LL.D., Sc.D.

Late Professor of American Archaeology and Linguistics in the
University of Pennsylvania ; author of " History of
Primitive Religions," "Races and Peoples,"
"The American Race," etc.

Edited by

Livingston Farrand

Columbia University

G. P. Putnam's Sons
New York and London
XLbe ftnicfterboctter press


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HE manuscript of the following work was left by

1 Dr. Brinton at his death in 1899 in a state of approximate completion, lacking only final revision at his hands. The editor has contented himself, therefore, with making such verbal corrections as were necessary and, by slight rearrangement of certain sections to conform to the obvious scheme of the work, bringing the text into readiness for publication. The verification and noting of references have not been attempted. The author's encyclopedic acquaintance with the literature of his subject as well as his general method of quotation has made this impracticable.

Dr. Brinton's contributions to anthropology are too well known to call for especial comment, his writings, particularly in the fields of American archaeology and linguistics, being so numerous and valuable as to give him a world-wide reputation. His interest, however, was general as well as special, and the development of anthropology owes much to his insight and ready pen. Among the doctrines for which he stood at all

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