Nell Irvin Painter – Economics Over Civil Rights

Like those of most other Republican organs, the Tribune’s editors viewed the Exodus first as a rebuke, to the white South for its mistreatment of the freedpeople, and ultimately as a warning of the section’s impending ruin unless its rulers changed their ways. Tribune editorials discussed the condition of Blacks at length, but their lives always remained a secondary consideration. The Tribune’s primary concern lay with the economic health of the South.

  • P.241, Exodusters – Nell Irvin Painter, ISBN 0-393-00951-3



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