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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 31

11. Edgar Gardner Murphy, The White Man and the Negro at the South: An Address Delivered under the Invitation of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the American Society for the Extension of University Teaching, and the Civic Club of Philadelphia, in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia, on the Evening of March 8th, A. D. 1900 (N.p., [1900?]). (55 p.)

Defense of segregation in the South by the Rector of St. John’s Church in Montgomery, Alabama. The speaker argues that local determination of racial customs and practices is the only viable solution to the race problem. For example, he argues that the Fifteenth Amendment should be modified so as to “make the question of the definitive conditions of the franchise a local issue in every state of the Union.”