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The Supreme Court and the Undoing of the Second Reconstruction

Kousser, J. Morgan (2000) The Supreme Court and the Undoing of the Second Reconstruction. National Forum, 80 (2). pp. 25-31. ISSN 0162-1831. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20130903-134153007

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Abstract

At the height of the First Reconstruction in the 1870s, over 300 African Americans were elected to the state legislatures and the U.S. Congress from the eleven states that had seceded during the Civil War. By 1880, however, violence, intimidation, ballot-box stuffing, poll-tax and voter-registration laws, and gerrymandering had reduced the number of blacks elected to those offices by more than two-thirds.


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Additional Information:© 2000 Phi Kappa Phi. J. Morgan Kousser is Professor of History and Social Science at the California Institute of Technology and the author of Colorblind Injustice: Minority Vote Dilution and the Undoing of the Second Reconstruction (University of North Carolina Press, 1999), from which this article loosely draws.
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