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A horrible piece of pseudo-scholarship
on June 24, 2000
I was initially overjoyed to discover a treatise which purported to be a comprehensive study of the history of the black races with a focus on Hebrews/Judaism in sub-Saharan Africa. As any serious scholar can agree, there is an incredible dearth of information on this subject. Unfortunately, this book DOES NOT fill the void. For instance, the first footnote in reference to the author's claim that the Mesopotamian cradle of civilization (the biblical garden of Eden) was populated by blacks states "this point will be proven later". It only gets worse. He dredges up that old biblical chestnut of the origin of the races according to the migrations of Noah's sons after the Deluge. A better source for the great diaspora of humans from their African cradle could be found in any Cavalli-Sforza volume. Windsor, here, only quotes from the King James Bible with no mention of earlier versions which, are now readily available to the English-speaker in numerous releases of the Dead Sea scrolls. There is little science, scholarship or, critical analysis. The bibliography is paltry. Windsor even misquotes Herodotus and Josephus. I most emphatically DO NOT recommend this book for either the serious scholar or the hobbyist.