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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


A Threat to Democracy?

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0047
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter considers the impact of felon disenfranchisement on election outcomes. It begins with an overview of the implications of incomplete suffrage rights for democratic practice. It is ... More


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

Hugh Davis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450099
eISBN:
9780801463648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450099.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Historians have focused almost entirely on the attempt by southern African Americans to attain equal rights during Reconstruction. However, the northern states also witnessed a significant period of ... More


Ignis Fatuus

Melanie Beals Goan

in A Simple Justice: Kentucky Women Fight for the Vote

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180175
eISBN:
9780813180182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180175.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Returning to the opening scene of the book, this chapter explains the factors that led Laura Clay to resign from KERA and to oppose ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. By 1916, the National ... More


Collapse and Aftermath

Omar H. Ali

in In the Lion's Mouth: Black Populism in the New South, 1886-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737783
eISBN:
9781604737806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737783.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter explores the downfall of black populist groups in the Southern states. One of the significant factors believed to have caused the black populist collapse was the reactionary legislatures ... More


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