This Week in Reconstruction, August 22-31, 1870

Dublin Core

Title

This Week in Reconstruction, August 22-31, 1870

Description

Democrats and Republicans "persistently urge" the Conservative party to change their name and unite with the Democratic party under their name. The State Journal and the Richmond Enquirer regularly publish opinions stating that the unification would cause the Democratic party to gain more power within the state. This is significant as the merger is being presented to the public for debate despite the Conservative party's rebuttal of a proposed union. Conservatives state that any public debate of their name is waste, as they will remain loyal to their political platform and align themselves with the fitting national party no matter their title.

Date

August 22-31, 1870

Contributor

Bryce Smith

Identifier

Smith-Week-12