“Negro Paradise”

“Negro Paradise…”

“At no place that I have seen are the relations of the two races better and more peaceable…The town of Beaufort is a favourite summer resort for white families from the interior. …White girls go about as freely and pleasantly as if no black had ever been in power. Here the blacks still control elections and send their representatives to the state assembly; but though they elect to the county and municipal offices they by no means elect blacks only. Many whites hold office, and I heard no complaint of colour difficulties in the local administration…I say emphatically that nowhere does a traveler see fewer signs that political difficulties have been fatal to settlement.”

The American People, Or, The Relations Between the White and Black by Sir George Campbell (1889)

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