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According to Blake, why did the “better element” want “to establish ‘White

Supremacy’ in the city, the state, and throughout the South”? How did Blake’s

characterization of the behavior of African Americans serve his own political



Why did an editorial in the local newspaper precipitate violence, according to

Blake? Who was offended by the editorial? Why?


 Who was responsible for the violence? Why did it occur?


. To what extent did the Declaration of White Independence express the views

of all whites?

 How did the declaration undermine partisan loyalties of white