A Southerner describes mounting racial tensions in the aftermath of Reconstruction.
An anonymous contributor described mounting racial tensions as Reconstruction wore on
“My principles now lead me to abhor slavery and rejoice at its abolition. Yet sometimes, in the midst of the heat and toil of the struggle for existence, the thought involuntarily steals over me that we have seen better days.”
“There is almost a reign of anarchy: the negroes are burning and stealing, the whites are shooting and beating; the papers are filled with reports of crimes and affrays.”