Albion Tourgée on race relations and white dominance over blacks in An Appeal to Caesar, 1884
Tourgée, Albion. An Appeal to Caesar. New York: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, 1884.
First there was wholesale slaughter in the open day, like the massacre at New Orleans, when negroes and white men first met in a public capacity to organize a party of which the negro should be a constituent element. Then we had the Ku Klux Klan, composed of the very best of the white people from Virginia to Texas, as its recent historian tells us, organized into a band of regulators to make the colored people " behave themselves," in the old-time sense of the term ; that is, as slaves and inferiors should " behave." Against this and kindred organizations, such as " Rifle-Clubs" and " Bull-Dozers," there was a sullen though unsuccessful resistance
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