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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 64

13. Alfred H. Stone, “The Early Slave Laws of Mississippi: Being Some Brief Observations Thereon, in a Paper Read before the Mississippi Historical Society, at a Meeting Held in the City of Natchez, April 20th-21st, 1899,” Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society (1899): 133-45, reprint.

First of the author’s many publications. Two themes that Mr. Stone was to repeat over the next fifty years appear in this article, namely that slavery was a positive good because of white paternalism and that people who do not live in the South can not appreciate how white supremacy benefits African Americans because it provides the basis for a workable relationship between races.