Reconstruction, how bad was it really?


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Not my problem, I never said that it was.
You never condemned De Jure Apartheid in the South but have complained bitterly over alleged injustices such has the brief suspension of the vote for a select few Southern whites.
Again not understanding why it's on for De jure Apartheid but not OK for a brief suspension of voting rights for ex Confederate's.
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You never condemned De Jure Apartheid in the South but have complained bitterly over alleged injustices such has the brief suspension of the vote for a select few Southern whites.
Again not understanding why it's on for De jure Apartheid but not OK for a brief suspension of voting rights for ex Confederate's.
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If Northerners had been that concerned about “De Jure Apartheid” in the South during the 19th century they would have thrown open their doors to Southern blacks instead of millions of white Europeans. The Hypocrites!
"A meddling Yankee troubles himself about every body's matters except his own and repents of everybody's sins except his own." -- General Daniel Harvey Hill​
 

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If Northerners had been that concerned about “De Jure Apartheid” in the South during the 19th century they would have thrown open their doors to Southern blacks instead of millions of white Europeans. The Hypocrites!
"A meddling Yankee troubles himself about every body's matters except his own and repents of everybody's sins except his own." -- General Daniel Harvey Hill​
Millions of black people did move to other non Southern states. That doesn't mean that it is morally wrong to ensure all Americans receive equal rights and that the racist paramilitary forces go to prison.
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The topic is "Reconstruction: How bad was it really?" Reconstruction occurred from 1863-1877. It should not be confused with the 20th-century Civil Rights Movement.
Please stay on-topic.
 

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Why was it so necessary to suppress the white Southerners' vote during Radical Reconstruction? Keep in mind nine of the former Confederate states had white majorities. Don't you think whites in those states would have voted the carpetbaggers and scalawags out of office forthwith had they the power and opportunity?
So, please define WHO all these reported "Scalawags", and "Carpetbaggers" by name, who are they, again typically speaking in generalities, it doesn't work in trying to find the truth!

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Yeah, Coulter could not get away with that but Lincoln could and has.
Coulter was at the University of Wisconsin before the radicals took over most college campuses. At the time Coulter was there, there was still academic freedom, a Ph.D. candidate could still express his thoughts openly without fear of censure, expulsion, or worse.
 

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So, please define WHO all these reported "Scalawags", and "Carpetbaggers" by name, who are they, again typically speaking in generalities, it doesn't work in trying to find the truth!

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All of them? If you had read a book on Reconstruction you would know that you are asking for the names of the majority of politicians and people in power in eleven Southern States between the years 1866-1877.
 

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All of them? If you had read a book on Reconstruction you would know that you are asking for the names of the majority of politicians and people in power in eleven Southern States between the years 1866-1877.
Were ALL of them from up North? I just don't use such generalities as SOME do around here with "labels"!:whistling:

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Were ALL of them from up North? I just don't use such generalities as SOME do around here with "labels"!:whistling:

Kevin Dally
Were ALL of them from up North? I just don't use such generalities as SOME do around here with "labels"!:whistling:

Kevin Dally
No, carpetbaggers were Northerners while scalawags were native Southern collaborators.
An example of carpetbagger and scalawag corruption in 1870-1871 during the governorship of William W. Holden – a scalawag.
[Milton S.] "Littlefield, a carpetbagger from New York, had located in Raleigh, where he became a prominent banker, lobbyist, and influence peddler of the first magnitude. George W. Swepson, a native and president of the Western Division of the Western North Carolina Railroad, employed Littlefield to use his influence to get the legislature to vote bonds for his and other railroads, agreeing to pay him one-tenth of the amounts obtained. Littlefield plied the legislators with food, tobacco, drinks, and other favors, and he loaned or gave money and bonds to more than a dozen members of the General Assembly, chiefly carpetbaggers, and Negroes who voted for the bond laws. Swepson alone paid Littlefield more than $240,000 in cash and bonds, part of which was used to make loans or gifts to legislators. Great sums of the proceeds of the depreciated railroad bonds went into the pockets of lawyers, legislators, railroad presidents, and even a judge."

North Carolina: The History of a Southern State, Hugh T. Lefler and Albert R. Newsome, pp. 464-465.






 


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