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Quotation by James A. Garfield
There can be no permanent disfranchised peasantry in the United States.
James A. Garfield (1831–1881), U.S. president. Inaugural address, March 4, 1881. The Presidencies of James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur, ch. 3, Justus D. Doenecke (1981).
Referring to Southern attempts to keep African-Americans from voting.
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