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Racial Darwinism and the Conquest of California

Map of California provided to illustrate a book review published in the French journal Le Tour du Monde. The subject matter is the new book by Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest, which describes the settlement of California as part of a race conflict.

The map illustrates California from the Bay Area well into Nevada, showing Carson Lake. In the south, Monterey Bay is visible, and the map shows early railroad lines.

Hepworth Dixon was a prolific author and traveler who played fast and loose with facts, foraying into a great many subjects to the dismay of scholars. His White Conquest describes how America was being lost to the white race following the emancipation of slaves in the south, the importation of Chinese labor in the west, and the occupation of the deserts by Native Americans.