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Dixie Editors Fear Dry Force Bill Will Lead to Negro Controls in South; Destroys States Rights

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09079 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Broadsides Date: circa 1918 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Prohibition broadside railing against the prospect of prohibition, because it opens the door to northern infringement upon southern whites. "[The fourteenth] amendment gives to Congress the power to force upon the South a vote for the negro - and a revival of the dangerous color question. If enforced, it would give South Carolina a NEGRO government from top to bottom..."


Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, Temperance and Prohibition, Propaganda, Government and Civics, US Constitutional Amendment, Election, Journalism, Progressive Era

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform The Great Migration and Jim Crow