Madison Grant

The Conquest of a Continent

The Conquest of a Continent, or The Expansion of the Races in America. By Madison Grant. Famous naturalist, zoologist, and benefactor Madison Grant’s second book describes in detail the Nordic racial composition of the Europeans who first colonized and settled the United States of America—and who founded that country.

The author starts with a review of race and racial origins, including a brief review of European racial history. This reveals the Nordic origins of the original settler groups who moved to America in the mid-17th century.

He then discusses the settlement of America, region by region, from the East Coast to the West, revealing that America reached its Nordic zenith in 1860, when over 90 percent of that nation was racially of that stock.

He then reviews the mass non-Nordic immigration of the period following the American Civil War, including a detailed discussion of the presence of Negroes (the “legacy of slavery”). Included in this overview is a study of the racial composition of America’s neighbors to the north and south.

Finally, the author discusses what Nordic America’s prospects are for the future, very likely never imagining that that country would, by the end of the 20th Century, be well on its way to minority white—never mind Nordic—status.

This new edition has been completely reset and contains the entire text and all maps which accompanied the original.

In addition, it contains two appendices: the first reveals the existence of a 1933 attempt by the Jewish Anti-Defamation League to “stifle the sales of this book”; and the second outlines the accuracy of Grant’s prediction that further unrestricted immigration would destroy the Nordic element in American society.




I. Foreword

II. The Cradle of Mankind

III. The Nordic Conquest of Europe

IV. The Nordic Settlement of America

V. The Puritans in New England

VI. The Gateways to the West from New England and Virginia

VII. Virginia and Her Neighbors

VIII. The Old Northwest Territory

IX. The Mountaineers Conquer the Southwest

X. From the Mississippi to the Oregon

XI. The Spoils of the Mexican War

XII. The Alien Invasion

XIII. The Transformation of America

XIV. Checking the Alien Invasion

XV. The Legacy of Slavery

XVI. Our Neighbors on the North

XVII. Our Neighbors on the South

XVIII. The Nordic Outlook


Appendix 1: ADL: “We are Interested in Stifling the Sales of this Book.”

Appendix 2: The Decline of Blue Eyes in America


316 Pages. Paperback.


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Weight 14.85 oz
Dimensions 6 × 0.66 × 9 in

Madison Grant

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