Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 24, 1865: Black and white in Charleston

Friction between black and white Union troops in Charleston. CHARLESTON, S.C., Saturday, July 15, 1865. The people of Charleston have just passed through a fiery ordeal. For two weeks past, until within the last three days, it has been dangerous … Continue reading

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July 18, 1865: Texas freedmen, stay home

The New York Times prints a variety of items from New Orleans, including the admonition for freed slaves to stay with their former masters in Texas — apparently this is one view of reconstruction. NEW-ORLEANS, Saturday, July 15. The steamship … Continue reading

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July 13, 1865: How to deal with freedmen

The New York Times reprints several editorials from British papers. What should be done with the freed slaves? Can they work for wages? Can they stand the northern climate? Are the northerners or southerners treating them as equals?

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