Stone Collection: Volume 78 - Item 1
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1. James Parton, “Antipathy to the Negro,” North American Review (November-December 1878): 476-91.
Essay on race relations in which the author subscribes to the theory that African Americans and European Americans can not live together peaceably, especially if African Americans enjoy political rights. “The cruelest stroke ever dealt the negro, since the time when he was torn from his native land, was hurling him all unprepared into politics. If this was designed as revenge upon the master, it was a masterpiece of malign policy. This it is that keeps antipathy alive, and postpones the day when white man and black man, equals before law, shall loyally cooperate in extracting wealth and welfare from the Southern soil.”