Struggle for Mastery: Disfranchisement in the South, 1888-1908

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2001 - Social Science - 397 pages
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Around 1900, the southern states embarked on a series of political campaigns aimed at disfranchising large numbers of voters. By 1908, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia had s
 

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Contents

Disfranchisement in History
1
Devising Disfranchisement The Great Problem in Its Final Phase
9
Supervising the South Federal Election Laws 18901894
37
Embarking on Disfranchisement Tennessee and Arkansas 18891892
48
Harmonizing Rival Factions I Mississippi 1890
70
Harmonizing Rival Factions II South Carolina 1895
91
Conciliating the South McKinley Administration 18961901
116
Defeating Fusion I Louisiana 1898
124
Reforming the Black Belt II Virginia 19011902
195
Exonerating the South Congress 19011906
224
Reinforcing Disfranchisement The Rise of Segregation
245
Forging a Reform Coalition Texas and Georgia 19011908
270
Finishing Disfranchisement The Direct Primary and the Eviscerated Electorate
299
Disfranchisement in Context
321
Notes
329
Bibliography
373

Defeating Fusion II North Carolina 18981900
148
Reforming the Black Belt I Alabama 1901
173

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Michael Perman is Research Professor in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His books include "Emancipation and Reconstruction, 1862-1879" and the award-winning "Road to Redemption: Southern Politics, 1869-1879.

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