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This Week in Reconstruction, April 15-30, 1871

The Ku Klux Bill is at the forefront of issues during the past three weeks. The bill is being prepared, presented, and passed with amendments. The…

Contributors: Megan Wiora

This Week in Reconstruction, April 16-21, 1866

Conservatives at the Dispatch remain worried about the Radical takeover occurring in the government. The Dispatch believes "they intend to hold…

Contributors: Justin Barlow

This Week in Reconstruction, April 16-22, 1868

The Virginia Convention is dead. Gone is the Underwood Convention and the corrupt "politicians" that brought the wretched Convention to life. To the…

Contributors: Mallory Haskins

This Week in Reconstruction, April 16-30, 1870

The Ellyson-Chahoon case is finally coming to a close. Mr. Daniels and General Wells argue their respective points in court, as well as Governor Wise…

Contributors: Charles Simmonds

This Week in Reconstruction, April 18-24, 1869

Many wealthy northerners declared their intention to purchase property somewhere in Virginia "the moment she had a settled and reliable government.…

Contributors: Joseph McEachon

This Week in Reconstruction, April 22-31, 1867

Once rebels, many Southerners are starting to conclude that there is a new lifestyle being enforced in the South. This new life, brought by all the…

Contributors: Walker Black

This Week in Reconstruction, April 23-30, 1866

Even after the end of the war, tensions between northerners and southerners remain high. Northern papers such as the New York Tribune look to condemn…

Contributors: Justin Barlow

This Week in Reconstruction, April 23-30, 1868

To keep or not to keep the iron-clad oath? There is no solution to the oath as of now, but surely there are many opinions. General Schofield notably…

Contributors: Mallory Haskins

This Week in Reconstruction, April 25-30, 1869

At a time like this, Virginia must only think of one thing: freedom. Success in "commerce, industry, and arts," can only be achieved under the favor…

Contributors: Joseph McEachon

This Week in Reconstruction, April 4-10, 1869

The House of Reconstruction is expected to review the proposal to submit the Underwood Constitution to the people. Grant openly favors this plan as…

Contributors: Joseph McEachon