The International Quarterly Volume 1

The International Quarterly Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: the same way. All sorts of experiments have been tried. One thing, and one only, has been determined. This is, that outsiders could not settle the question. The foreign element has been confined to the North; except for German colonies in Texas, hardly an immigrant settled between the Potomac and the Rio Grande. The people of the South were interested in this new problem, but they could not deal with it wisely, from the very nature of the case. For them it was a matter of theory, of speculation, of academic discussion. To the people of the North, on the other hand, it was a present fact, an actual situation. They understood, or at least they could study on the spot, its various and conflicting ingredients. The wisest statesman of the South, if the matter could have been left to him, would have been less fitted to deal with a thing so remote from his daily experience than the average citizen of the North, who had it constantly under his eye. A solution framed in the South which was-offensive to the North would never have been accepted, nor long endured, if thrust upon it against its will. The North, apparently, has at last learned the same lesson regarding the negro problem at the South. For thirty years it has tried to regulate the matter from the outside. It has assumed to know what ought to be done, and how to do it. It has framed Constitutions under which the South was to live, and it has attempted to debar that section from ever changing the suffrage provisions of those Constitutions. It has complacently decided in its wisdom that every black, however ignorant or thriftless, ought to vote, and it has attempted to see that every ballot so cast should be counted. At last, the whole scheme has broken down, and the North appears more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906454
  • 9781236906458