Did 13th Amendment Give the South an Electoral Advantage?

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Patrick Rael, Professor of History at Bowdoin College, writes that when the 13th Amendment was passed it increased Southern representation in Congress and the number of Electoral Votes cast for president by the Southern states. This was because following the 1870 census, 3.9 million formerly enslaved blacks were no longer counted as 3/5th of a person. While this was appropriate in the 1870s, by the 1880s many of these same African Americans had become disenfranchised by the Redeemer govenments and nearly all were disenfranchised by the 1890s.

http://journalofthecivilwarera.org/2016/12/disenfranchisement-give-south-electoral-advantage/
 
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