Quotation by Fanny Kemble

... the men and women of the United States are upon the whole the least animal race of human beings that I have ever seen. The men have no backs to their heads, and the women no backs to their bodies, and their animal nature appears to me weaker than that of either English, French, Italian, or German people.
Fanny Kemble (1809–1893), British actor. Further Records, 1848-1883, v. 1; entry dated July 28, 1875 (1891).

Kemble was married to an American and living in the United States when she wrote this.
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