Friday, September 28, 2012

A Morbid Fear

"Indiana was a free Union state, but one with strong pro-slavery sentiments," writes Stephen Towne in "Emancipation in Indiana", part of a series on the Civil War in The New York Times.

" The racism of the majority whites in Indiana of that era was profound. Both Republicans and Democrats shared a hatred and morbid fear of African-Americans."

Read the whole article here.

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