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This study covers the immediate background, passage, and ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment. Gillette contends that the Fifteenth Amendment was intended to give voting rights to African Americans in the north, sidelining those in the south. African American suffrage, in other words, had the pragmatic effect of bringing power to the Republicans of the north. In short, the Fifteenth Amendment was not a radical document but rather was pushed by Republican moderates in an effort to consolidate their power.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Halftitle
  2. p. 3
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  1. Frontispiece
  2. p. 4
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. 5
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. 6
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  1. Dedication
  2. p. 7
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 9-16
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  1. Preface to the Paperback Edition
  2. pp. 17-18
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  1. Contents
  2. p. 19
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  1. I. The Knot of Reconstruction
  2. pp. 21-45
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  1. II. Paralysis and Passage
  2. pp. 46-78
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  1. III. The Fight for Ratification
  2. pp. 79-91
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  1. IV. Southern Reception
  2. pp. 92-104
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  1. V. Border State Opposition
  2. pp. 105-112
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  1. VI. Middle Atlantic Compromise
  2. pp. 113-130
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  1. VII. Middle Western Conflict
  2. pp. 131-147
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  1. VIII. New England Acceptance and Far Western Rejection
  2. pp. 148-158
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  1. IX. Whirlwind of Caution
  2. pp. 159-165
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  1. Epilogue: The Black Voter and the White Historian
  2. pp. 166-190
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 191-201
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 202-206
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421432359
Related ISBN
9781421432366
MARC Record
OCLC
756445102
Launched on MUSE
2019-09-12
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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