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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism
			
196            STATUS OF METHODISM AND CHRISTIANITY.


  Table VII shows the number of colored inhabitants in each of
the states under discussion at each census from 1850 to 1890, inclusive,
under the supposition that the total number of white was 100,000.

              TABLE VII.


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  The last two tables are of special interest, as they illustrate the
movements of the colored element during the past half century.    An
inspection of them makes it evident that there has been no extended
northward movement  of this element since the time of the civil war.
Indeed, with the exception of the District of Columbia, the border
states appear to have lost rather than gained, and during the last
decade there becomes perceptible a southward movement of the
colored element from the border states into those bordering the Gulf,
particularly into Mississippi and Arkansas, where they have increased
proportionately to the white. Let the states under consideration be
divided into two groups, the first comprising Delaware, Maryland,
District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Ken-
tucky, Tennessee, Missouri, and Kansas, and the second South Car-
olina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and
Arkansas. In the first of these groups the increase of the white pop-
ulation from 1880 to 1890 was at the rate of 22 per cent, while that of
the colored element was but 5.50 per cent. In the second group the
rate of increase of the white was 29.63 per cent, while that of the
colored was but 19.10 per cent.   In the first group the number of




			
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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism


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