The proper knowledge of the races of mankind is essential to any one who would lay claim to be decently educated. Intelligent persons can very well understand how the complex machinery of modern civilization has brought people of distant areas of the earth into a relationship. Since after the First World War (1914-1918) great interest has been awakened in the study of the world's people, though the purpose of such study may differ from amn to man and nation to nation.
The aim of this ENCYCLOPAEDIA is to quicken the interest of the English-reading public in the people of various nations. The work intends to present the things as they are and a well organized united offered the most practical method of treatment.