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RECONSTRUCTION AND ANNEXATION: Suffragists in Washington, D.C., and Santo Domingo, 1870–1875

Allison L. Sneider

in Suffragists in an Imperial Age: U.S. Expansion and the Woman Question, 1870–1929

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195321166
eISBN:
9780199869725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321166.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces suffragists' engagement with the Republican effort to annex Santo Domingo to the United States in the 1870s during national Reconstruction after the Civil War. This investigation ... More


The Fight over the Fifteenth Amendment

Faye E. Dudden

in Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199772636
eISBN:
9780190254476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772636.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the dispute between women's rights activists, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, and advocates of black suffrage over the Fifteenth Amendment during the late ... More


Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America

Faye E. Dudden

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199772636
eISBN:
9780190254476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772636.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The advocates of woman suffrage and black suffrage came to a bitter falling-out in the midst of Reconstruction, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton opposed the Fifteenth Amendment for granting black men the ... More


The Limits of Jurisprudence-Building

in The Two Reconstructions: The Struggle for Black Enfranchisement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226845289
eISBN:
9780226845272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226845272.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Jurisprudence-building followed the formation of the 1867–1868 coalition. It resulted in the Fifteenth Amendment. Coupled to that achievement were elections statutes that implemented both it and the ... More


For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War

Patrick A. Lewis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160795
eISBN:
9780813165509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160795.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Through a biography of Kentucky lawyer, soldier, and politician Benjamin F. Buckner (1836–1901), this book reorients the narrative of Civil War–era Kentucky around the experience of conservative ... More


The Progress of Blacks and the Ballot Box

Darrel E. Bigham

in On Jordan’s Banks: Emancipation and Its Aftermath in the Ohio River Valley

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123660
eISBN:
9780813134741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123660.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the progress made by African Americans in terms of voting rights after the civil war, particularly those who settled along the Ohio River. Though the Fifteenth Amendment gave ... More


Toward the Fifteenth Amendment

Hugh Davis

in We Will Be Satisfied With Nothing Less: The African American Struggle for Equal Rights in the North during Reconstruction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450099
eISBN:
9780801463648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450099.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on northern African Americans' struggle to attain manhood suffrage rights. It investigates the varied arguments and tactics they marshaled on behalf of the franchise and their ... More


The Convention Debates the Franchise

Dorothy Overstreet Pratt

in Sowing the Wind: The Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815460
eISBN:
9781496815507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815460.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the proposals before the convention delegates to disfranchise African Americans and some white voters. These proposals revealed a split among the delegates between paternalists ... More


Democratic Partisan Militia

Patrick A. Lewis

in For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160795
eISBN:
9780813165509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160795.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter finds Buckner and the Democratic Party tested after the Fifteenth Amendment in 1870. Like states of the former Confederacy, white Kentuckians freely used violence to counter African ... More


No Peace until the Suffrage Question Is Settled: Black Politics in the Age of Reconstruction

Millington W. Bergeson-Lockwood

in Race Over Party: Black Politics and Partisanship in Late Nineteenth-Century Boston

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640419
eISBN:
9781469640433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640419.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the post-civil war election of Massachusetts’ first black legislators and the debates over the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. It argues that in these early debates ... More


Georgia on Their Minds, 1870 –1871

Mark Wahlgren Summers

in The Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617572
eISBN:
9781469617596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617572.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes events from 1870 to 1871. The Reconstruction process should have been completed by April 1870. Congress had readmitted every state but one. On March 30th, the Fifteenth ... More


Introduction: The “Radical Conscience” of Nineteenth-Century Feminism

Tracy A. Thomas

in Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814783047
eISBN:
9781479853892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783047.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter introduces Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the principal feminist thinker and women’s rights leader of the nineteenth century. It summarizes Stanton’s background, her work for suffrage with ... More


Coming Together, 1862–1872

Nancy A. Hewitt

in Radical Friend: Amy Kirby Post and Her Activist Worlds

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640327
eISBN:
9781469641423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640327.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The eruption of Civil War led activists who had pursued distinct strategies to coalesce around support for emancipation and aid to escaped slaves. Rochester’s competing networks of women ... More


From Slavery to Freedom: The Future of the Black Race or Racial Mixing as Degeneration

Paul Schor

in Counting Americans: How the US Census Classified the Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199917853
eISBN:
9780190670856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917853.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses changes introduced by three Reconstruction-era amendments and their consequences for the census. These amendments include the suppression of slavery by the Thirteenth Amendment ... More


Pax Grantis: The Great Protestant Republic

Grant R. Brodrecht

in Our Country: Northern Evangelicals and the Union during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279906
eISBN:
9780823281497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279906.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The sixth chapter shows northern evangelicals preoccupied during Grant’s presidency with managing various cultural, social, and political forces centrifugally threatening the Union. Their larger ... More


Introduction

Faye E. Dudden

in Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199772636
eISBN:
9780190254476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772636.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book examines how woman suffrage and black suffrage, allied for so long, came to a bitter falling-out in the midst of Reconstruction, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton opposed the Fifteenth Amendment ... More


Conclusion

Faye E. Dudden

in Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199772636
eISBN:
9780190254476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772636.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This concluding chapter examines how the movement for black rights and the movement for women's rights went their separate ways after 1869. It explains how the leading feminists of the Reconstruction ... More


At Every Fireside: Constitutional Politics in the Era of Reconstruction

Michael Les Benedict

in Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251940
eISBN:
9780823253012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251940.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter locates the decisions the political and judicial branches of the government made during Reconstruction regarding the definition of citizenship and its rights in a broader system of ... More


Equality Deferred, 1870–1900

Donald G. Nieman

in Promises to Keep: African Americans and the Constitutional Order, 1776 to the Present

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190071639
eISBN:
9780190071677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071639.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter argues that the revolutionary changes brought to the South by Reconstruction and black empowerment generated a sustained and violent reaction from southern whites that, by 1900, was ... More


“A Splendid Bauble”: McCulloch in the Long Conservative Court, 1969–2018

David S. Schwartz

in The Spirit of the Constitution: John Marshall and the 200-Year Odyssey of McCulloch v. Maryland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190699482
eISBN:
9780190063719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699482.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

Since 1969, scholars have insisted that McCulloch v. Maryland established the foundations of the modern welfare state, yet during this same period, the Supreme Court has retreated from implied ... More


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