Nell Irvin Painter on the Terrorism of Blacks

Extralegal violence served primarily to keep Blacks in line politically, but its usefulness spread to a variety of interracial contacts, before and after Redemption. In print and in speeches, white Democrats insisted that once they ran the South, bulldozing would die away. Quite to the contrary, the practice persisted throughout the rest of the nineteenth century, as long as Black voters – or maverick white ones – sought to exercise their suffrage in their own interests, as they saw them.

  • P.34, Exodusters – Nell Irvin Painter, ISBN 0-393-00951-3

Exodusters

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