The Slave Trade. Slavery and Color.
The ‘Inferior Race’
Theodore Dehon Jervey, South Carolina attorney, judge, historian, author, journalist, conservative, here offers a radical solution to “The Negro Problem” —encourage the African-American population of his state to leave. Jervey believed the state’s populations of poor whites and blacks were beyond help. In time, he turned to idealize European colonialism; openly admiring the racial views of the Boers’ in South Africa. And his readings of Stanley’s In Darkest Africa, Jervey found evidence of the evils of miscegenation. Holden—“Jervey’s views on the removal of the state’s black population mixed traditional white southern fears of miscegenation with an awareness of a European imperialism that increasingly used racial justifications for colonial aggression. For Jervey, fewer numbers of the ‘inferior race’ would mean simply fewer opportunities for interracial sex.” (pp82–83)
Description: The Slave Trade. Slavery and Color.
Columbia, South Carolina: The State Company, 1925. 344pp. First Edition. 8vo., illustrated with plates. Publisher’s cloth. As New in dust jacket in like condition.
Ref. Charles J. Holden, In the Great Maelstrom: Conservatives in Post-Civil War South Carolina (Univ. of South Carolina, 2002). Holden present the most comprehensive review of The Slave Trade we find. We excerpt a small parcel of his analysis.