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monogenism

(mə-nŏj′ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
The theory that all humans are descended from the same ancestors. Also called monogeny.

mo·nog′e·nist n.
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Finally, rather than substituting incest for monogenism, Hopkins demonstrates that, ultimately, one cannot maintain "pure races" protected against miscegenation without an incestuous doctrine of blood purity, and yet one cannot celebrate the unity of a single human family without embracing familial or even sibling affinity.
He defended his position in favor of monogenism in a work entitled An Essay on the Causes and Variety of Complexion and Figure in the Human Species, presented first in 1787 and then redone in a second (and much reworked) edition, published in 1801.
An earlier work by William Stanton has demonstrated convincingly that persons such as Samuel Stanhope Smith and Benjamin Rush were committed to monogenism and thus attributed the state of savages to the external environment.
21) Neither was a polygenist, yet their philosophy of language did not suit Prichard's monogenism.
The Nazis rejected monogenism because the idea that all races had a common origin lent itself to the "democratic" contention that Jews, and Blacks and Aryans were essentially "brothers and sisters"--descendants of common parent stock.
Defining crossblood identity, Gerald Vizenor writes: "|c~rossbloods are a postmodern tribal bloodline, an encounter with racialism, colonial duplicities, sentimental monogenism, and generic cultures.
The variability in our genes rules out monogenism (monos, "single") and indicates that this group was about 10,000 individuals.
In Chapter four ("Monogenism and Pologyenism") in The Equality of the Human Races, Firmin like Diop rejects the theory of polygenism (141) but instead embraces the principle of monogenism as a theory explaining the origin of humanity; he offers additional historical and textual evidence from Roman literature supporting the long-standing tradition of the classical records which identify the people of Ethiopia as Black, and that the Egyptians were the direct descendants of the Ethiopians.