Gen Sherman on Negro Suffrage
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
U.S. Army General William Tecumseh Sherman, an active and successful Civil War military leader, is here quoted as doubtful that freed black slaves have the ability to exercise the franchise. He also suggests that a system of labor be established in the south, to compensate the former slaves, but assure the harvesting of crops and - therefore - the reconstruction of the southern economy.
The Walla Walla Statesman reports a summary of the postwar racial views of U.S. Army General William Tecumseh Sherman.
Walla Walla Statesman
Walla Walla W.T.: R.R. and S.G. Rees
Speech in Chicago
Vol. IV, No. 40, p. 1, col. F
Washington Secretary of State: Historic Newspapers