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A free ballot and a fair count : the Department of Justice and the enforcement of voting rights in the South, 1877-1893

Author: Robert Michael Goldman
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Fordham University Press, 2001.
Series: Reconstructing America (Series), no. 6.
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"A Free Ballot and a Fair Count examines the efforts by the Department of Justice to implement the federal legislation known as the Enforcement Acts, passed by Congress in 1870-71. These laws were designed to enforce the voting rights of African-Americans as guaranteed under the recently ratified Fifteenth Amendment. By defining a range of federally prosecutable crimes, the Enforcement Acts aimed at combating white  Read more...
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Goldman, Robert Michael.
Free ballot and a fair count.
New York, N.Y. : Fordham University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00059295
(OCoLC)44633019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Michael Goldman
ISBN: 058541677X 9780585416779
OCLC Number: 50616102
Notes: Originally published: New York : Garland, 1990, in series: Distinguished studies in American legal and constitutional history. With new front matter.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 222 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. The Constitutional and Political Background of Fifteenth Amendment Rights Enforcement --
2. "A Meet Person Learned in the Law": The Attorney General and the Justice Department before 1877 --
3. The New Department and the New Departure: Voting Rights Enforcement under Hayes, 1877-1880 --
4. "A Free Ballot and a Fair Count": Voting Rights Enforcement and Independent Movements in the South, 1880-1884 --
5. Voting Rights and the Democratic Interregnum, 1884-1888 --
6. Revitalization Again: Harrison and Voting Rights Enforcement, 1888-1893 --
7. Bureaucracy, Sectionalism, and the Demise of the "Free Ballot and a Fair Count."
Series Title: Reconstructing America (Series), no. 6.
Responsibility: Robert M. Goldman.
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