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Chapter 3: White reaction. For seventeen months New Orleans groaned under the yoke of Governors who could not rule, of Assemblies which were unable to pass bills, and of Tribunals which reversed each other's decrees. Kellogg, though backed by Grant, was repudiated by Congress. McEnery though supported by the main body of White citizens in New Orleans, was not recognised by the authorities at Washington. The courts were open to Kellogg, if he cared to try his right. Though taunted b
ready, on two hours notice, to fall in on twelve hours notice, to take the field.
This league gave confidence to those White citizens who wished to end the reign of anarchy, by driving Kellogg as a stranger from New Orleans, by sending Antoine, t he city, and in a reign of order is commanded by the mayor; but the intruders have usurped the mayor's authority, driven White men out of the service, and filled up the ranks with tall and burly Negroes.
In the hands of Badger this police is nothi
Chapter 13: Black ascendancy. in the relations of her White people to the coloured race, South Carolina is the most unlucky section of America. In Louisiana the two colours are nearly balanced. Nine or ten years may turn the scale; since the European family increases while the African falls away. Even in Mississippi the
s to the Black.
In spite of accidents the White man must be master on this continent.
Why, then, should we provoke an issue in the field?
No one but an enemy of White civilization wants a second civil war. We only need to wait, certain to conquer if we wait.
My friend is right.
A Negro cannot stand the impact of free life;
Import a horse and cow, and they will drive out buffalo and elk. The lower forms give way in presence of a higher type.
Negro ascendancy, even though supported for a time by Federal troops, will fail before White science, as surely as a forest of plants fades before an English spruce and a herd of game before an English horse.