Excerpt from The Black Man of the South, and the Rebels: Or, the Characteristics of the Former, and the Recent Outrages of the Latter It is t the purpose of the writer of these pages to portray a favorable view only of those whose claims are here advocated. The dark shades, as well as the light ones, in the character of the freedmen will be painted; t with a more sombre hue than the facts will justify, r with a disposition to magnify the faults of those so recently existing only as brutes, in the eyes of the law, and of public opinion South, but with an earnest desire to draw the attention of the philanthropists of our Nation, to the absolute necessity of doing something to remove from our midst the hideous evil here portrayed. Let t any hater of the proscribed race endeavor to draw consolation from these pages, for his own unchristian feelings towards the members of that race. Least of all, let any energetic worker in their behalf, as he reads these pages exclaim, Well if such is their character, why should I labor any more for them? While I shall t extenuate the faults of those I plead for, I shall t set down aught in malice, but shall sedulously endeavor to present a plain, unvarnished statement of facts, for the consideration of my readers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.