Atlantic slave trade[ edit ] Reproduction of a handbill advertising a slave auction in Charleston, South Carolinain The Atlantic slave trade had an economic foundation. The dominant ideology among the European elite who structured national policy throughout the age of the Atlantic slave trade was mercantilismthe belief that national policy should be centered around amassing military power and economic wealth.
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Brucewas elected from the same state in In the early part of the 20th century, some white historians put forth the concept of Reconstruction as a tragic period, when Republicans motivated by revenge and profit used troops to force Southerners to accept corrupt governments run by unscrupulous Northerners and unqualified blacks.
Such scholars generally dismissed the idea that blacks could ever be capable of governing. Another Columbia professor, John Burgessfamously wrote that "black skin means membership in a race of men which has never of itself It was represented in D.
More recent historians of the period have rejected many of the Dunning School's conclusions, and offer a different assessment. The Radical Republicans who passed the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments were, for the most part, motivated by a desire to help freedmen.
Du Bois put this view forward inand later historians Kenneth Stampp and Eric Foner expanded it. The Republican Reconstruction governments had their share of corruption, but they benefited many whites, and were no more corrupt than Democratic governments or, indeed, Northern Republican governments.
No Reconstruction state government was dominated by blacks; in fact, blacks did not attain a level of representation equal to their population in any state. Thomas Nast drew this cartoon; in he, like many Northerners, remembered blacks' military service and favored granting them voting rights For several years after the war, the federal government, pushed by Northern opinion, showed itself willing to intervene to protect the rights of black Americans.
In the South, many former Confederates were stripped of the right to vote, but they resisted Reconstruction with violence and intimidation.
James Loewen notes that between andwhen white Democrats controlled the government, whites murdered an average of one black person every day in Hinds County, Mississippi. Black schools were especially targeted: Despite these failures, however, blacks continued to vote and attend schools.
Literacy soared, and many African-Americans were elected to local and statewide offices, with several serving in Congress. Because of the black community's commitment to education, the majority of blacks were literate by State", Harper's Weekly, March 14, Nine years later, Nast had given up on racial idealism.
He caricatured black legislators as incompetent buffoons Continued violence in the South, especially heated around electoral campaigns, sapped Northern intentions. More significantly, after the long years and losses of the Civil War, Northerners had lost heart for the massive commitment of money and arms that would have been required to stifle the white insurgency.
The financial panic of disrupted the economy nationwide, causing more difficulties. The white insurgency took on new life ten years after the war. Conservative white Democrats waged an increasingly violent campaign, with the Colfax and Coushatta Massacres in Louisiana in as signs.
The next year saw the formation of paramilitary groups, such as the White League in Louisiana and Red Shirts in Mississippi and the Carolinas, that worked openly to turn Republicans out of office, disrupt black organizing, and intimidate and suppress black voting.
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They turned out the Republican governor and installed the Democrat Samuel D. McEnerytook over the capitol, state house and armory for a few days, and then retreated in the face of Federal troops. This was known as the "Battle of Liberty Place". Northerners waffled and finally capitulated to the South, giving up on being able to control election violence.
Abolitionist leaders like Horace Greeley began to ally themselves with Democrats in attacking Reconstruction governments. Bythere was a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives. Grantwho as a general had led the Union to victory in the Civil War, initially refused to send troops to Mississippi in when the governor of the state asked him to.
Violence surrounded the presidential election of in many areas, beginning a trend. After Grant, it would be many years before any President would do anything to extend the protection of the law to black people.
Disfranchisement after Reconstruction era United States and Lynching in the United States As noted above, white paramilitary forces contributed to whites' taking over power in the late s.
A brief coalition of populists took over in some states, but conservative Democrats had returned to power after the s. From tothey proceeded to pass legislation and constitutional amendments to disfranchise most blacks and many poor whites, with Mississippi and Louisiana creating new state constitutions in and respectively, to disenfranchise African Americans.
Democrats used a combination of restrictions on voter registration and voting methods, such as poll taxesliteracy and residency requirements, and ballot box changes. The main push came from elite Democrats in the Black Beltwhere blacks were a majority of voters.
The elite Democrats also acted to disfranchise poor whites. Accordingly, many whites perceived African Americans as a major political threat, because in free and fair elections, they would hold the balance of power in a majority of the South.
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