The Passing of the Great Race

Madison Grant
The Passing of the Great Race
Introduction by Jared Taylor
Abergele, UK: The Palingenesis Project, 2012
582 pages

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Written by one of America’s most influential conservationists, The Passing of the Great Race is one of the most famous racially-oriented books of all times.

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Historically, topically, and geographically, Grant’s magnum opus covers a vast amount of ground, broadly tracing the racial history of Europeans from prehistoric times to the present, with an emphasis on the need to preserve the northern European type and generally improve the race — for Grant was, logically, a proponent of eugenics. The Passing of the Great Race was generally well-received at the time in both the popular and scholarly press and went through four editions and multiple reprints. Theodore Roosevelt described The Passing of the Great Race as ‘a capital work’.

Along with Lothrop Stoddard, Grant was probably the single most influential creator of the national mood that made possible the immigration control measures of 1924, and for this reason The Passing of the Great Race remains one of the foremost classic texts in the literature of human biodiversity.

This new edition supersedes all others in many respects. Firstly, it comes with a number of enhancements that will be found in no other edition, including an introductory essay by Jared Taylor (of American Renaissance), which puts Grant’s text into context from our present-day perspective; abundant editorial footnotes, which correct and update wherever necessary Grant’s original narration; an expanded and more user-friendly index, making it easier to locate passages in Grant’s complex monograph; and a reformated bibliography, following modern conventions of style and meeting today’s higher information requirements.

Secondly, great care has been placed on producing an aesthetically appealing volume, graphically and typographically — something that, again, is unique to this edition. Complete with cover artwork by Alex Kurtagic, this edition will be appreciated by both scholars and book collectors alike.


“Some hundred years after its publication, what strikes me about The Passing of the Great Race is not just its originality — as a racial history, it was the first of its kind — and not just Grant’s skill in integrating the most advanced evolutionary science of his day with studies of history and culture. And it’s not even the book’s startling fundamental premise — that race grounds culture, religion, and the state (and not the other way round). Instead, what strikes me is that Grant stood steadfastly and openly as an Anglo-Saxon willing and ready to defend his people, culture, and class. If Grant’s elite had predominate in North America, it is no exaggeration to say that the history of the 20th century would have been altogether different.”

— Richard Spencer, National Policy Institute

“Whether or not one agrees with his theories, Madison Grant’s work continues to remind us of the genuine, timeless issues at stake beneath the day-to-day political rhetoric of our times. He understood that race and culture are inseparable, since the latter can only take root in the former. This book remains a compelling argument for the defense of unique racial identities in opposition to the homogenization being promoted by liberalism and multiculturalism.”

— John Morgan, Arktos Media


Introduction by Jared Taylor

Part I
Race, Language and Nationality

1. Race and Democracy
2. The Physical Basis of Race
3. Race and Habitat
4. The Competition of Races
5. Race, Language and Nationality
6. Race and Language
7. European Races in Colonies

Part II
European Races in History

1. Eolithic Man
2. Paleolithic Man
3. The Neolithic and Bronze Ages
4. The Alpine Race
5. The Mediterranean Race
6. The Nordic Race
7. Teutonic Europe
8. The Expansion of the Nordics
9. The Nordic Fatherland
10. The Nordic Race Outside of Europe
11. Racial Aptitudes
12. Arya
13. Origin of the Aryan Languages
14. The Aryan Language in Asia

Appendix and Maps
Documentary Supplement


Madison Grant, November 19, 1865–May 30, 1937, was an American lawyer, historian, and physical anthropologist, known primarily for his work as a eugenicist and conservationist. Grant’s principal books are The Passing of the Great Race, or The Racial Basis of European History (1916) and The Conquest of a Continent, or The Expansion of Races in America (1933). As a eugenicist, Grant played an active role in crafting immigration restriction and anti-miscegenation laws in the United States. As a conservationist, Grant helped save many different species of animals and plants, including the American bison and the California redwood, and developed much of the discipline of wildlife management.He helped found The Bronx Zoo, Glacier National Park, and Denali National Park.

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