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This Week in Reconstruction, February 1-7, 1871

The Richmond Daily Dispatch reported about continued tensions between the North and the South. This was sparked by the appointment of a Congressional…

Contributors: Megan Wiora

This Week in Reconstruction, January 22-31, 1871

The Richmond Daily Dispatch discusses how white farmers are at a severe disadvantage post-slavery, for without salves they are not able to harvest as…

Contributors: Megan Wiora

This Week in Reconstruction, January 15-21, 1871

The week's papers dealt with race relations. The rights of African-American people on railcars was very prevalent, for the state government discusses…

Contributors: Megan Wiora

This Week in Reconstruction, January 8-14, 1871

Race relations also were prevalent this week, for there was an article that showed the discrepancy in schools and teachers between white and black…

Contributors: Megan Wiora

This Week in Reconstruction, January 1-7, 1871

Charges and editorials of perseverance are made directly to the people of Richmond about how they must persevere in 1871. Citizens should want to get…

Contributors: Megan Wiora

Conservative or Democrat? December 25-31, 1870

What does it mean to call oneself a "Conservative"? To many, it means to be anyone who apposes the Radical Republicanism. The party title of…

Contributors: Travis Terry

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

Advancing the Infrastructure, December 11-17, 1870

Richmond is in line to not only gain a boost to its railroads, but to its infrastructure as a whole. However, these improvements will not come easily.…

Contributors: Travis Terry

A War Reignited, December 1-10, 1870

Only a few short weeks ago, the Conservatives of Richmond called an end to the war between the parties, an end to quarrelling with the federal…

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