Stone Collection: Volume 4A - Item 14
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14. J. W. Wood, “The Enfranchisement of the Negro: No Blunder,” Independent (August 27, 1903): 2021-24.
Endorsement of black suffrage following the Civil War based on the assumption that the ballot was the only instrument African Americans had to protect themselves from attempts to re-enslave them. “The worst condition in which a person could be placed is that of being a slave without an owner. With an owner he has some protection.”