Plantation owners:Political Views

Pre Civil War views of plantation owners were generally the same. They were all rich, belonged  to the democratic party, and were  white supremacists wanting to become richer. This view, however, did not change and may have even worsened following the civil war and the the reconstruction era.

This may have been apparent in the creation of the Ku Klux Klan in 1866, known as the “invisible empire of the south,” they worked to scare blacks and threaten government officials. They were dominant from 1866 to the early 1900’s.

 

From http://www.old-picture.com/united-states-history-1900s---1930s/bordering-Virginia-counties-District.htm, involves a desturbing image of a group of KKK members parading around the district of columbia, they weilded considerable political power in the south.

~Jeremy Diaz

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