"Race Types" from 1906 book


Brian Herzog says:

I was going through my great grandmother's old school books, and found this "Race Types" plate in Maury's New Complete Geography, copyright 1906.

Almost any viewpoint from the past will be interesting for the contrast to current thought, and race issues especially so. In this case, it's interesting who they chose to highlight as a race, ie, "Scotch Highlander."

Also, this books groups Anglo-Saxon, Arab, Hebrew, Russian, and others all as "Caucasian," and classifies American Negro as "Ethiopian."

Is 2008 better or worse than 1906?