Unfounded Loyalty offers a profound look at the influences that have shaped the cultural development of modern Black America. The book reexamines historic assumptions about the role of Christianity and the Democratic Party as supporters of civil-rights and black voters. In an investigative... read more
“Professor Allen Trelease, author of "Reconstruction: The Great Experience, said: "Klansmen in disguise rode through Negro neighborhoods at night warning Negroes either to cast Democratic ballots or stay away from the poll. The Klan also sent notices to Republican office holders, warning them of death and telling them to either resign or leave the vicinity. Similar notices were sent to active Republicans of both races and often to the teachers of Negro schools as well. Klan activities created a reign of terror in many localities and sometimes had the desired effect of demoralizing Negroes and Republicans... Republicans of both races were threatened, beaten, shot, and murdered with impunity. In some areas Negroes stopped voting or voted the Democrat ticket as the Klan demanded.”
“Trelease went on to say, "Democrats, by a kind of tortured reasoning, sometimes accused Negroes and Republicans of attacking and even killing each other so that the crimes would be blamed on the Democrats; investigations usually revealed that the Democrats had committed the acts themselves.”
“If one would take a close look at history, it would be easy to conclude that the Democrats' primary agenda, as it pertained to blacks, was to either destroy the African American or make him his perpetual servant for profit.”
“Modern-day Democrats must stop pretending that they are the compassionate party of black people and confess that it was their predecessors who started many of the racist practices that we are now trying to eradicate. History clearly shows two things: (1) that the roots of racism grew deep in the hearts and souls of the Democrats and (2) without the past efforts of the Radical Republicans and the Abolitionists, the Civil Rights Legislation of the sixties would not have been possible. Republicans laid the foundation for civil rights by passing legislation and instituting programs that Democrats' were adamantly opposed to,”
We’re hiding the errata, movie connections, books that influenced this book, books influenced by this book, books that cite this book and books cited by this book sections. If you would like to add content to them, you must first make them visible.