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  • Collection: This Week in Reconstruction, October 11-17, 1868

October 17, 1868

Talks about the ongoing progress of the building of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. Blame the slowing in progress on Africans Americans who they claim are to dull to learn the work and that they are failing there test to society at how there…

October 17, 1868

The Dispatch once again shows us how much they truly hate the "scalawags" and "carpet-baggers"

October 17, 1868

Discuss a strike at the Tredegar Iron Works for higher wages. Some of the strikers were arrested and brought before the mayor for threatening the owner.

October 16, 1868

With Pennsylvania going to the Republicans (the key state that Democrats needed to win) Grant is projected to win by a Landslide in both the popular vote and electoral college.

October 15, 1868

The Dispatch gives the election up to Grant (seeing no chance for an upset) and go on to blame the Democratic Party for nominating a weak candidate and running a weak campaign. They also hope that Grant will learn from what happened in the South and…

October 13, 1868

The Dispatch is glad that the election season is almost over and will be particularly happy when the Presidential election is over.

October 13, 1868

Hunnicutt, a Republican politician in a long speech, gave his support and position to the African American community how in return supported him.

October 12, 1868

The dispatch complains about how this law called the Stay Law unfavorably favors those in power as debtors as compared to a regular citizen debtor. Using their connection the debris in government give themselves an advantage. The tone is more…

October 12, 1868

Discuss how fair an African American jury could be. "Would jury of Negros be unbiased?" They do not think so
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