• ...I cannot help being astonished at the furious and ungoverned execration which all reference to the possibility of a fusion of the races draws down upon those who suggest it, because nobody pretends to deny that, throughout the South, a large proportion of the population is the offspring of white men and colored women.

    Fanny Kemble (1863). “Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839”, p.14