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By James G. Hollandsworth Jr.

ISBN-10: 0807125881

ISBN-13: 9780807125885

In the summertime of 1866 racial tensions ran excessive in Louisiana as a constitutional conference thought of disenfranchising former Confederates and enfranchising blacks. On July 30, a procession of black suffrage supporters driven via an offended throng of adversarial whites. phrases have been exchanged, photographs rang out, and inside mins a rebellion erupted with unrestrained fury. whilst it used to be over, no less than forty-eight men—an vast majority of them black—lay useless and greater than 2 hundred were wounded. In An Absolute bloodbath, James G. Hollandsworth, Jr., examines the occasions surrounding the war of words and gives a compelling examine the racial tinderbox that was once the post-Civil struggle South.

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In the summertime of 1866 racial tensions ran excessive in Louisiana as a constitutional conference thought of disenfranchising former Confederates and enfranchising blacks. On July 30, a procession of black suffrage supporters driven via an offended throng of adversarial whites. phrases have been exchanged, photographs rang out, and inside mins a rebellion erupted with unrestrained fury.

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The paramount issue facing the body was the abolition of slavery. Because it applied admitted to the bar in 1834 and set up practice in New Orleans shortly thereafter (McCrary, Lincoln and Reconstruction, 250). 3. McCrary, Lincoln and Reconstruction, 246; Tunnel], Crucible of Reconstruction, 20, 27. , the Dunning school) depicted the delegates as "among the most rabid of the radicals and typical carpetbaggers in every sense of the term" (Francis P. Burns, "White Supremacy in the South: The Battle for Constitutional Government in New Orleans, July 30, 1866," Louisiana Historical Quarterly 18 [July 1935], 596-97).

20. McCraiy, Lincoln and Reconstruction, 247; DCCL, 450-51. 21. McCraiy, Lincoln and Reconstruction, 259-60. 25 An Absolute Massacre that abolished slavery, which was a prerequisite under the conditions of Lincoln's 10 percent plan for gaining readmission to the Union. 22 Expecting something more than the tentative promise of suffrage in the future, free blacks in New Orleans expressed their disgust with the new constitution in the New Orleans Tribune, which had replaced L'Union as the voice of the free black community.

You appear to think that a Registration of voters is going on under my supervision, with the view of bringing on the election of delegates to a Constitutional Convention," he wrote, "but such is not the case. "21 Durant was aware when he posted his letter that Banks had tried to discredit him with the president, but he did not realize that someone else had also conspired against him. 22 Between them, Banks and Hahn had systematically distorted what was happening in Louisiana in their reports to Lincoln.

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