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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 81

65. J. W., “Is the Negro Naturalized?” Radical (March 1866): 253-55.

Endorsement of civil rights for freedmen following the Civil War. “Never did the temper of an humble and ignorant class of people promise such aggrandizement to a country. They deserve to be stimulated by the test of education. I say, they deserve to be limited by such a test, and saved from the dangers of an undiscriminating privilege. They have earned this consideration of a joyous Republic” (emphasis in original).