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Blacks, Carpetbaggers, and Scalawags : The Constitutional Conventions of Radical Reconstruction

By: Hume, Richard L.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (551 p.).ISBN: 9780807134702.Subject(s): African Americans - Southern States - Politics and government - 19th century | African Americans --Southern States --Politics and government --19th century | Constitutional conventions - Southern States - History - 19th century | Constitutional conventions --Southern States --History --19th century | Constitutional history - Southern States | Constitutional history --Southern States | Racially mixed people - Southern States - Politics and government - 19th century | Racially mixed people --Southern States --Politics and government --19th century | Radicalism - Southern States - History - 19th century | Radicalism --Southern States --History --19th century | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) | Southern States - Politics and government - 1865-1950 | Southern States - Race relations - Political aspects - History - 19th century | Southern States --Politics and government --1865-1950 | Southern States --Race relations --Political aspects --History --19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Blacks, Carpetbaggers, and Scalawags : The Constitutional Conventions of Radical ReconstructionDDC classification: 320.97509/034 | 320.97509034 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. A TREMENDOUS AND SEARCHING SOCIAL REVOLUTION; 2. DELEGATES AND LEADERS; Tables; 3. VIRGINIA AND ARKANSAS: Victory from the Jaws of Defeat and Defeat from the Jaws of Victory; Tables; Vote Listings; 4. ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI: Imposed Victory; Tables; Vote Listings; 5. GEORGIA AND NORTH CAROLINA: Governors Brown and Holden, Eminences Grises Right and Left; Tables; Vote Listings; 6. LOUISIANA AND SOUTH CAROLINA: Anomalous Stereotypes; Tables; Vote Listings; 7. FLORIDA AND TEXAS: Foreshadowing Failure; Tables; Vote Listings; 8. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS; Tables
Appendix A. Methodological Procedures: Delegate Information and Selection and Analysis of VotesAppendix B. Delegate Republican Support Scores by State; Appendix C. Delegate Biographical Data; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary: After the Civil War, Congress required ten former Confederate states to rewrite their constitutions before they could be readmitted to the Union. An electorate composed of newly enfranchised former slaves, native southern whites (minus significant numbers of disenfranchised former Confederate officials), and a small contingent of ""carpetbaggers,"" or outside whites, sent delegates to ten constitutional conventions. Derogatorily labeled ""black and tan"" by their detractors, these assemblies wrote constitutions and submitted them to Congress and to the voters in their respective states for app
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. A TREMENDOUS AND SEARCHING SOCIAL REVOLUTION; 2. DELEGATES AND LEADERS; Tables; 3. VIRGINIA AND ARKANSAS: Victory from the Jaws of Defeat and Defeat from the Jaws of Victory; Tables; Vote Listings; 4. ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI: Imposed Victory; Tables; Vote Listings; 5. GEORGIA AND NORTH CAROLINA: Governors Brown and Holden, Eminences Grises Right and Left; Tables; Vote Listings; 6. LOUISIANA AND SOUTH CAROLINA: Anomalous Stereotypes; Tables; Vote Listings; 7. FLORIDA AND TEXAS: Foreshadowing Failure; Tables; Vote Listings; 8. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS; Tables

Appendix A. Methodological Procedures: Delegate Information and Selection and Analysis of VotesAppendix B. Delegate Republican Support Scores by State; Appendix C. Delegate Biographical Data; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y

After the Civil War, Congress required ten former Confederate states to rewrite their constitutions before they could be readmitted to the Union. An electorate composed of newly enfranchised former slaves, native southern whites (minus significant numbers of disenfranchised former Confederate officials), and a small contingent of ""carpetbaggers,"" or outside whites, sent delegates to ten constitutional conventions. Derogatorily labeled ""black and tan"" by their detractors, these assemblies wrote constitutions and submitted them to Congress and to the voters in their respective states for app

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The post-Civil War Reconstruction acts of March 1867 mandated that former Confederate states (except Tennessee) hold constitutional conventions in the congressional process to return to the Union. Hume and Gough (both, Washington State Univ.) used US manuscript census returns, convention documents, and other resources to compile aggregate data on each convention and detailed data on the 1,080 individual convention delegates. The information reveals the different dynamics within each convention and variations among the conventions held November 1867 to February 1869. State and individual data is usually organized into three groups: blacks, southern whites (scalawags), and outside whites (carpetbaggers). Chapters examining the states include lists of key issues and votes. Most of the data focus on individual delegates, revealing author-devised Republican support scores on various issues and personal information such as profession, literacy, and property valuation. With this guide researchers may better understand who the convention delegates were and how local demographic, social, and cultural issues influenced the state responses to radical Reconstruction. This book helps resolve false assumptions about the delegates, their contributions, and the dynamics of the conventions. The authors include extensive notes and selected photographs. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above. D. A. Lincove Ohio State University

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<p>Richard L. Hume is a professor of history at Washington State University and coeditor of God Made Man, Man Made the Slave: The Autobiography of George Teamoh. Jerry B. Gough is an associate professor of history at Washington State University and coeditor of The Plutonium Story: The Journals of Professor Glenn T. Seaborg, 1939--1946.</p>

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