Against the 15th Amendment-The Newspapers Argue Against Votes for Blacks 1869

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This thread will give you a space to post materials published in 1869 arguing against Black men getting the vote under the 15th Amendment.

The first article appears to have originally been published in the NY Citizen. It was reprinted in several other papers.

Daily phoenix
Saturday, Feb 13, 1869
Columbia, SC
Vol: 4
Page: 3


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The reference to Connecticut Yankees is really very amusing. They can't seem to have made up their minds, electing Republican Joseph Hawley in 1866, replacing him with Democrat James English in 1867 and then replacing English with Republican Marshall Jewell in 1869.

In 1870, they replaced Jewel with Democrat James English, again. Guess what, Republican Marshall Jewell was re-elected in 1871, only to be replaced by Democrats Charles Ingersoll and then Richard Hubbard in the next elections.

What a mess.

http://dictionary.sensagent.com/List of Governors of Connecticut/en-en/

A quick internet search shows U.S. Grant won Connecticut in 1868 by 2.98% of the vote. Not an indictment, but hardly a landslide.

The outcome would be anyone's guess, had Connecticut allowed women to vote in 1868.
 

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The reference to Connecticut Yankees is really very amusing. They can't seem to have made up their minds, electing Republican Joseph Hawley in 1866, replacing him with Democrat James English in 1867 and then replacing English with Republican Marshall Jewell in 1869.

In 1870, they replaced Jewel with Democrat James English, again. Guess what, Republican Marshall Jewell was re-elected in 1871, only to be replaced by Democrats Charles Ingersoll and then Richard Hubbard in the next elections.

What a mess.

http://dictionary.sensagent.com/List of Governors of Connecticut/en-en/

A quick internet search shows U.S. Grant won Connecticut in 1868 by 2.98% of the vote. Not an indictment, but hardly a landslide.

The outcome would be anyone's guess, had Connecticut allowed women to vote in 1868.
Yes, never as Republican as many assume.
 

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