Covering Up and Excusing The Violence

Perhaps because they were Republicans and identified with the victims, Senators [William] Windom and [Henry W.] Blair freely accused the Democrats on the committee of covering up and excusing the violence that underlay the Exodus. But for whatever reason, the findings of the Republican members of the committee were accurate; those of the Democrats, wrong-headed. The Democrats view, nevertheless, gained popular acceptance.

  • P.254, Exodusters – Nell Irvin Painter, ISBN 0-393-00951-3



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