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Unison, December 18-24, 1870

What was thought to have been a dead debate has come to life again: should Richmond and Manchester come together? From the perspective of a citizen of…

Contributors: Travis Terry

To be Self Dependent, November 20-30, 1870

The state of the economy in Virginia is changing. African-Americans are now free. This simply means one thing for the people of Richmond: they must,…

Contributors: Travis Terry

This Week in Reconstruction, September 8-15, 1866

The first two weeks of September 1866 was a politically and socially volatile time. It was in the midst of a campaign that would decide not only what…

Contributors: Nat Berry

This Week in Reconstruction, September 8-14, 1869

Richmond anxiously awaits General Canby's proclamation that will publicly announce Governor Well's resignation and Governor Walker as his replacement.…

Contributors: Jermaine Reynolds

This Week in Reconstruction, September 8-14, 1867

The second week in September of 1867 included news regarding amnesty and more civil issues between whites and blacks. Still located during the front…

Contributors: Komal Deol

This Week in Reconstruction, September 6-12, 1868

The Daily Dispatch argues that African Americans were better off in slavery than in their current and free situation. The New York Times criticizes…

Contributors: Jacob Markman

This Week in Reconstruction, September 23-30, 1866

As the congressional elections grew closer, and the chance of a conservative victory fell, the Dispatch took a more incendiary approach to their…

Contributors: Nat Berry

This Week in Reconstruction, September 22-31, 1869

Talk of electing Senators continues to grow. General Grant is even for it and his favorite, General Williams, is clear, and Virginians request…

Contributors: Jermaine Reynolds

This Week in Reconstruction, September 22-30, 1867

The 4th week of September 1867 recounts many crimes involving white and colored southerners, many times dismissing the case when it inflicts arm for…

Contributors: Komal Deol