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Access to digital primary source documents covering the early Reconstruction period in the American South. Includes the correspondence of the U.S. Army's Office of Civil Affairs, letters, petitions, court proceedings and internal documents related to elections.
Another prominent subject covered is the fair administration of the election process. Troubles often arose as African Americans prepared to exercise their newly won rights to vote and run for office; many letters in the collection call for military intervention to secure these rights. Also included are Letters Received by the Attorney General pertaining to law and order in southern states from 1871-1884 and records of the Freedmen's Hospital and the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company.
Interlibrary Loan Type: Not Permitted
Simultaneous User Limit: Unlimited simultaneous users