this excerpt the editor of Debow's Review lambastes
the Radical Republicans' idea that the races can live
together peacefully. He argues that the Northerners would
not be so eager to advocate equal rights if
African-Americans were more numerous in the North.
is absurd to say that two races so dissimilar as the whites
blacks, when their numbers are equal, can live in peace
enjoy equal political privileges, where they sit on the same
serve in the same legislature and hold similar offices. It
is an im-
possibility. One race or the other must be subordinate. So
always been and so it will always be. Does any one believe
the white people of Massachusetts or any Northern State
the negroes the same political rights with the whites if
equal or nearly equal in numbers? Where there are only a
negroes it makes but little difference, for then the white
race will be
the dominant and governing race. But it is not so in the
States. If the negroes enjoy equal political privileges with
whites, one race or the other must leave the country.
conduct of the New England radicals shows that it is
design to place the country in such a condition that not
there be no immigration to the South, but even the whites
now here will be under the necessity of leaving.
Southern whites, as a general rule, are disposed to treat
blacks with kindness and liberality, and to protect them in
joyment of civil and personal rights. The white men of
and Alabama are giving the blacks one-fourth or
of the gross products of their farms. Are any Northern
giving their operatives one-fourth or one-third of the gross
of their factories? It is to the interest of the land owner,
is high, to protect his laborers, so as to win their
confidence and se-
cure their services.
Source: Debow's Review,
November 1867, p. 536.
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