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This Week in Reconstruction, June 8-16, 1866

Johnson announces that the only route for Reconstruction to be completed is through peace and avoiding re-opening the wounds of war. Johnson continues…

Contributors: Brooke Beam

This Week in Reconstruction, June 18-23, 1866

As the controversy over the Jefferson Davis trial continues, white Southerners push for conciliation. The same crowd who wants other former…

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This Week in Reconstruction, June 25-30, 1866

White Southerners try to make the claim that the states who attempted to secede did not commit treason, but only tried to separate the nation into two…

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This Week in Reconstruction, July 2-7, 1866

Alexander H.H. Stuart delivers the University of Virginia commencement ceremony address, giving the audience his take on the underlying causes of the…

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This Week in Reconstruction, July 8-14, 1866

Radicals plot to manipulate the outcome of the Philadelphia National Convention by securing attendance of violent and extreme white Southern…

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This Week in Reconstruction, July 16-23, 1866

As the proposed Philadelphia National Convention date approaches, tensions rise over eligibility of former rebels planning to attend. The Radicals,…

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This Week in Reconstruction, July 24-31, 1866

The State Central Committee of Virginia plans to send the most prominent and influential men of the state as delegates for the Philadelphia National…

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This Week in Reconstruction, August 1-8, 1866

Blacks assemble more frequently in the form of violent parades throughout Richmond. According to Dispatch editors, White Southerners exhibit…

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This Week in Reconstruction, August 9-14, 1866

The Freedmen's Bureau is causing the South more frustration than ever before. White Southerners claim that Bureau officers exaggerate the severity of…

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This Week in Reconstruction, August 15-22, 1866

At the Philadelphia National Convention, the committee upon meeting compiles a report they justify as agreeable to all political spectrums of the…

Contributors: Brooke Beam