"thousands of negro votes can be got...but money is needed" Campaigning for the Black vote in 1868

Pat Young

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The Charleston Mercury, one of the premier Democratic newspapers in the South, told its readers what was at stake in the Election of 1868 and what was needed to win the negro vote->Money for Barbecue. Was the article right that this election raked with that of 1860 in importance?

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