reconstruction constitutions

  1. Joshism

    Political Reconstruction in Florida

    Jerrell H. Shofner. "Political Reconstruction in Florida." Florida Historical Quarterly. Vol. 45, No. 2 (Oct 1966) https://www.jstor.org/stable/30147741 A 26-page article available for free through JSTOR (if you sign up for a free account you can read a limited number of articles each month)...
  2. Pat Young

    Mississippi: How the Colored Men Voted & The Future of the State Constitution July 1868

    As July 1868 began, the battle was on in Mississippi over the proposed color-blind state constitution. Here is the NY Times version of events. NYT July 7, 1868
  3. Pat Young

    The Respectful Remonstrance on Behalf of the White People of South Carolina & Wade Hampton 1868

    I am sure that all of those who are interested in Wade Hampton are familiar with this "Remonstrance" that the former Confederate general and future conservative Democrat governor of the State of South Carolina affixed his name to. For those of you who have not read it, here is a copy...
  4. Pat Young

    "White Men to the Rescue" Oppose the New Louisiana Constitution March 1868 Reconstruction150

    1868 was a year in which several states which had participated in the Confederacy were considering the adoption of new Constitutions. The Constitutions were drafted by state conventions which included black delegates for the first time. There was often strong opposition to the constitutions from...


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