An excerpt about the Bourbon Restoration in Alabama following Reconstruction:
Following a campaign for ratification, the people voted. The Democrats gave formal recognition to the tenets of Bourbonism: retrenchment, reform, and white dominance. On November 16, 1875, the voters ratified the constitution by a vote of 85,662 to 29,217. The Democrats were triumphant. The Republicans almost immediately indulged in suicidal moves of further party destruction. No one doubted – certainly not blacks – that Alabama was a white man’s state.
William Warren Rogers, Robert David Ward, Leah Rawls Atkins, Wayne Flint, Alabama: The History of a Deep South State (Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 1994), 268
This is in response to an ignorant comment at Taki’s:
“It just doesn’t make sense to cobble together Cajuns, “Scotch-Irish”, WASPs, Jews, Italians, Poles, Slovaks, Irish, Germans, etc. into one “White Nation” of America.”
At least in Alabama, the above were cobbled together for centuries into a common ethny, “the white race.”