Faced with the growing threat of African American political, economic and social power, white Southerners put aside their differences to unite. With rough politics and terror they seek to restore their supremacy.
The First-Class Men of Our Town
A black legislator testifies about the white men who beat him nearly to death.
Proposing Security for the Future
A former Confederate officer explains why he supports Union general Ulysses Grant for president.
With the White People, Right or Wrong
A Louisiana planter tries to justify the murders of government officials in his parish.
Q&A: White Southern Responses to Black Emancipation
Historians describe how white Southerners felt about black civil rights, and explain the intent of white supremacist groups.
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