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This Week in Reconstruction, September 20-26, 1868

In an interview with a representative of Grant, it is revealed that Grant has a very neutral viewpoint on

Contributors: Jacob Markman

This Week in Reconstruction, September 16-22, 1866

He laid in his home for nearly forty-eight hours, his body ridden with bullet holes, his brain unable to think of anything else but the pain he was…

Contributors: Nat Berry

This Week in Reconstruction, September 15-21, 1869

Richmond continues to enjoy to optimism that came along with Governor Walker being elected and being freed from the test-oath. There is a great sense…

Contributors: Jermaine Reynolds

This Week in Reconstruction, September 15-21, 1867

The 3rd week of September 1867 discusses advancements in Congress. A colored man shares his political stance and why he should represent his district.…

Contributors: Komal Deol

This Week in Reconstruction, September 13-19, 1868

The paper reports that Richmond is at a tipping point of becoming one of the largest manufacturing centers in the United States. An abundance of coal…

Contributors: Jacob Markman

This Week in Reconstruction, September 1-7, 1869

General Canby is soon to instate Governor Walker, a capable man for the position that can take the test-oath. Fairly elected by the people, Governor…

Contributors: Jermaine Reynolds

This Week in Reconstruction, September 1-7, 1867

The first week in September of 1867 covered topics such as conservative viewpoints on reconstruction policies, the opposition of Radical newspapers,…

Contributors: Komal Deol

This Week in Reconstruction, September 1-7, 1866

The hallmark of American politics is taking place in Philadelphia. Politicians wait their turn for a coveted chance to be the reason people change…

Contributors: Nat Berry

This Week in Reconstruction, September 1-5, 1868

The Legal-Tender Act was ruled unconstitutional by the courts. This act would have been very helpful in helping the Southern states pay off their war…

Contributors: Jacob Markman

This Week in Reconstruction, October 8-15, 1867

The Dispatch is showing concern during the elections in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa. Feelings that the results are showing

Contributors: Komal Deol