Browse Weekly Highlights (235 total)

This Week in Reconstruction, March 19-24, 1866

The Civil Rights bill continues to make its way through the Houses and the Dispatch is certain that the President will sign it into law despite the…

Contributors: Justin Barlow

This Week in Reconstruction, March 26-31, 1866

The Dispatch anticipates the veto of the proposed Civil Rights bill that makes its way through the Houses. The Dispatch also praises Johnson for…

Contributors: Justin Barlow

This Week in Reconstruction, April 9-15, 1866

The proposed Civil Rights bill receives a veto from President Johnson but the House and Senate resist Johnson's effort. The two houses of Congress…

Contributors: Justin Barlow

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 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, May 1-8, 1866

Important decisions to be made are debated and slow to be agreed upon. The South opposes the Reconstruction plan of the Radicals, deciding it…

Contributors: Brooke Beam

This Week in Reconstruction, May 9-14, 1866

Radicals and Southerners maintain an ongoing dispute over Reconstruction policies. Southerners have confidence in Johnson and his ability to restore…

Contributors: Brooke Beam

This Week in Reconstruction, May 15-22, 1866

Tension between Johnson and the Radical Republicans heats up, and neither side of the political spectrum is willing to give in. Johnson makes efforts…

Contributors: Brooke Beam

This Week in Reconstruction, May 23-31, 1866

Blacks start to unite more frequently and protest injustices. Through establishing their own churches, fighting segregation at railroads and churches,…

Contributors: Brooke Beam

This Week in Reconstruction, June 1-7, 1866

White Richmonders claim to be struggling under the burden of the new city tax in addition to heavy federal and state taxes. They remember their fallen…

Contributors: Brooke Beam