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Arguing Over Black Suffrage: The Newspapers Debate the 15th Amendment After Grant's Election 1868-69

Discussion in 'Post Civil War History, The Reconstruction Period' started by Pat Young, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Pat Young

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    After Grant's election in November 1868, newspapers on both sides began to publish editorials for and against a constitutional amendment granting the vote to citizens regardless of race. This movement led to the passage of the 15th Amendment by Congress in February 1869. This thread is for views on the issue of Black Suffrage published in the period after Grant's election up until the passage of the 15th Amendment. Please feel free to contribute materials.
     

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    We will start with Horace Greeley's paper:

    Nationalizing the Right of Suffrage
    New York Tribune
    Friday, Nov 13, 1868
    New York, NY
    Vol: XXVIII
    Issue: 8611
    Page: 4

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    December 5, 1868 NY Times

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