Master’s Views on Slaves

Former masters still though that “the negro exists for the special object of raising cotton, rice and sugar for the whites, and that it is illegitimate for him [the Black man] to indulge, like other people, in the pursuit of happiness in his own way.”5

  • 5 Schurz, Condition of the South, p.21.
  • P. 6, Exodusters – Nell Irvin Painter, ISBN 0-393-00951-3

Nell Irvin Painter

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