Stone Collection: Volume 30 - Item 28
28. The Exodus of the American Freedmen, by the President of the National Farmers’ Association, Principia Papers, no. 11 (Boston: n.p., 1879). (40 p.)
Monograph criticizing the reemergence of states rights following Reconstruction, which has allowed white supremacists in the South to strip African Americans of their civil rights. “State supremacy means the establishment of a despotism in every state where it can be done, and a confederation of states means a combination of petty despotic government to supplant our Federal Government, and abolish its republican form.” The issue is highlighted by the exodus from the South of African Americans seeking a less-repressive place to live.