Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 25, 1865: Welcome, Johnson!

The New York Times reports that the (white) citizens of Richmond invite the new President to visit. A little sucking up as they try to reestablish their hegemony in the state? RICHMOND.; President Johnson and the Cabinet Invited to Visit … Continue reading

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August 24, 1865: Killing off the hotheads

The New York Times speculates, a bit optimistically, that the temporary decline of violence in the South due to the absence of fallen soldiers will continue. The author expects that the abolition of slavery will transform southern culture. Public Order … Continue reading

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August 2, 1865: Foote says give freedmen the vote.

The New York Times publishes a letter from former Mississippi governor Henry Foote, advocating approval of the thirteenth amendment. SOUTHERN AFFAIRS.; State of the South and Negro Suffrage. LETTER FROM H.S. FOOTE. Published: August 2, 1865 The Montreal papers publish … Continue reading

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