The South and Its People Volume 177

The South and Its People Volume 177

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...civilizing agency of-education, which is but the initial step toward his reclama called " equal rights tion, to render him all the comfort that a recognition of his citizenship frankly accorded to him could bring solace to his mind and afford him gratification. But there are none who do think, (if the truth must be told) that by what is " that the Negro is an eligible party, in his present condition, to take a place in our social circle; to occupy the chief rooms at feasts; the head of the table at hotels, and cosy seats in the railway coaches. If those disabilities, or impossibilities they may be called, are eliminated from the code of " equal rights," how much remains of the legislation? The question is already answered by the Southern people in their refusal to recognize any such intrusion. Yet he is there, and all classes have to count with him, give him freely all that his condition and circumstances demand; but it is unworthy and corrupt to mislead him by declaring that he is what everybody knows that he is not. The Negro possibly is now seen at his worst, his servility through generations past has naturally tended to lower the standard of his morality in all its phases--to weaken or destroy whatever belonged to him in his native country of virt ue, or some particular trait of character which his ancestry might have enjoyed, for happily there are to be found in every uncivilized race, no matter how degraded or isolated from the enlightened world they may be, those who have some traits of character which will compare with those of many civilized people--nay bring a blush to the cheek of some who try to pass as models of propriety. But the country will treat the Nogro for what he is, not what legislators by a...
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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781686
  • 9781236781680