THE NEGRO AND THE SOUTHERN PRESS 1866-1869

Nashville GA: Privately Printed, 2004. 1st Edition. Paperback. 88p. Softcover book in fine condition. Measures 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Item #1245432

Scarce privately printed work. Contains transcribed articles from two Georgia newspapers of the Reconstruction Era: The Quitman Banner and Southern Enterprise (Thomasville). The brief articles are almost universally racist and anti-Black. In the introduction, the authors state their intention is not to inflame but to show history "as it really was" with all the racial prejudice and hatred which caused such great bloodshed. While the content of the book is disturbing, it stands as an example of how the printed word was used to exploit fear and hatred in the South after the Civil War.

Price: $45.00

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