This Week in Reconstruction, May 9-15, 1869

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This Week in Reconstruction, May 9-15, 1869


A black man (name unknown) called for a colored convention to be held in Richmond on May 27th. He is emulating the convention the conservatives held. White and male Virginians assert that those who abstain from voting are, by default, voting for Wells' reelection and committing a great sin. Virginians argue that the articles of the Constitution should be voted upon in individual parts to provide "a fair expression" of the state, increasing the likelihood of overall passage. An example of this is the test-oath because many Virginians strongly opposed the test-oath but support the majority of the Constitution.


May 9-15, 1869


Ali O'Hara