Harpers-Weekly-Of-Course-He-Wants-to_Vote-p-848

From Harper’s Weekly: An example of racially-based intimidation of voters during the Reconstruction period. The caption reads, “Of Course he Wants to Vote the Democratic Ticket.” As the party of southern white supremacy following the Civil War, Democrats feared the power of enfranchised, Republican-voting African-Americans. This is because voting symbolizes power and agency.

pg. 848, Oct. 21, 1876

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