AAAS 10 FINAL EXAM: STUDY GUIDEPart One: Slavery Wed 1/30. The Nature of the Negro: Man or Beast (Part 1) The Nature of the NegroDavid Hume –Of National Characters (8)“There scarcely ever was a civilized nation of that complexion, nor even any individual eminent either in action or speculation. No ingenious manufactures amongst them, no arts, no sciences”“in our colonies there are negroe slaves dispersed all over Europe, of whom none ever discovered any symptoms of ingenuity; though low people, without education, will start up amongst us, and distinguish themselves I every profession”Blyden is similar to Hume in that he believes Africans from the pagan region are inferior and have no conception of humanity and its capacitiesImmanuel Kant – Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime (11)“the negroes of Africa have by nature no feeling that rises above the trifling.”“even though among the whites some continually rise aloft from the lowest rabble, and through superior gifts earn respect in the world” “Among all savages there is no nation that displays so sublime a mental character as those ofNorth America. They have a strong feeling for honor” – Kant calls Americans savages, but says they have a strong conception of humanity and its capacities though“All these savages have little feeling for the beautiful in moral understanding, and the generous forgiveness of an injury … is disdained as a miserable cowardice. Valor is the greatest merit of the savage (referring to both Canadian and American savages) and revenge his sweetest bliss” – Kant praises the North American savages but also says they are still notas humane and full of human capacities as the Europeans.