Reconstruction and Black Suffrage: Losing the Vote in Reese and Cruikshank / Edition 1

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"An exemplary constitutional-legal history that illuminates how Reconstruction's ground became so dark and bloody."—Harold M. Hyman, author of The Reconstruction Justice of Salmon P. Chase

"A penetrating study that will educate scholar and student alike."—Brooks Simpson, author of The Reconstruction Presidents

"Will be useful for courses in U.S. legal and constitutional history, as well as the political and social history of the Civil War and Reconstruction."—Robert J. Kaczorowski, author of The Politics of Judicial Interpretation

"Fills a major gap in the literature of Reconstruction."—Lou Falkner Williams, author of The Great South Carolina Ku Klux Klan Trials, 1871-1872

Author Biography: Robert M. Goldman is a professor in the department of history and political science at Virginia Union University and author of "A Free Ballot and a Fair Court": The Department of Justice and the Enforcement of Voting Rights in the South, 1877-1896.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700610693
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Series: Landmark Law Cases and American Society
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 186
  • Sales rank: 1,242,269
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Preface
Introduction 1
1 "We Are Americans, We Are Citizens" 7
2 Enforcing the Enforcement Acts 23
3 Massacre at Colfax Courthouse 42
4 Lexington, Kentucky 60
5 The Supreme Court Hears the Cases 71
6 The Supreme Court Decides 88
7 "A Free Ballot and a Fair Count" 108
8 "That Evil Was Possible" 124
Conclusion 144
Chronology 157
Relevant Cases 161
Bibliographical Essay 163
Index 171
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