The House of Bondage, Or, Charlotte Brooks and Other Slaves

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CHAPTER XVIII.
NEGRO GOVERNMENT.

Kuklux--Reign of terror--Black laws--Reconstruction-- Colored men in constitutional conventions and State legislatures--Lieutenant-GovernorDunn--Honest Antoine Dubuclet--Negro problem--What the race has accomplished since the war--Emigration and colonization.

"IF the Kuklux treated the missionaries in that manner you must not imagine that they left the colored people and their children unharmed. Thousands of colored men and women throughout the South were in like manner whipped and shot down like dogs, in the fields and in their cabins. The recital of some of the experiences of those days is enough to chill your blood and raise your hair on ends. The horrors of those days can scarcely be imagined by those who know nothing about it. Why, madam, you ought to have been down here in 1868. That was the year in which Grant and Colfax ran for President and Vice-President, against Seymour and Blair. A perfect reign of terror existed all over the

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Publisher's Note vi
  • Foreword - In Her Own Write vii
  • A Note from the Schomburg Center xxiii
  • Introduction xxvii
  • Works Cited xlii
  • Preface xlvii
  • Contents xlix
  • Introduction liii
  • The Author lvii
  • Chapter I - Charlotte Brooks 1
  • Chapter II - Charlotte's Story 7
  • Chapter III - Aunt Charlotte's Friends 14
  • Chapter IV - Cruel Masters 21
  • Chapter V - Great Tribulations 27
  • Chapter VI - A Kind Mistress 35
  • Chapter VII - Broken-Down Freedmen 42
  • Chapter VIII - The Curse of Whisky 49
  • Chapter IX - John and Lorendo 57
  • Chapter X - A Converted Catholic 65
  • Chapter XI - Prison Horrors 75
  • Chapter XII - Sallie Smith's Story 86
  • Chapter XIII - In the Woods 94
  • Chapter XIV - Uncle Stephen Jordon 101
  • Chapter XV - Counterfeit Free Papers 109
  • Chapter XVI - Uncle Cephas's Story 119
  • Chapter XVII - A Colored Soidier 129
  • Chapter XVIII - Negro Government 138
  • Chapter XIX - The Colored Delegates 148
  • Chapter XX - A Touching Incident 156
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