Gen Sherman on Negro Suffrage

WS 1865-09-15 Gen Sherman on Negro Suffrage p 1, col F.JPG

Title

Gen Sherman on Negro Suffrage

Subject

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

Description

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.

Abstract

The Walla Walla Statesman reports a summary of the postwar racial views of U.S. Army General William Tecumseh Sherman.

Creator

Gen Sherman

Source

Walla Walla Statesman

Publisher

Walla Walla W.T.: R.R. and S.G. Rees

Date Issued

1865-09-15

Contributor

Speech in Chicago

Medium

Web

Type

article

Bibliographic Citation

Vol. IV, No. 40, p. 1, col. F

Provenance

Washington Secretary of State: Historic Newspapers

URL

http://sos.wa.gov/history/newspapers.aspx

Start Page

1

End Page

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