War Between Republicans
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
After the war, the Union Party - composed of Republicans and of war Democrats - divided sharply over the amendments to the U.S. Constitution that instituted black citizenship and the black male franchise, and against the legal, political, economic and social equality the amendments represented. The Union Party became divided about race, and Democrats like the editor of the Walla Walla Statesman rejoiced.
The editor of the Walla Walla Statesman comments briefly on the split in the Union Party.
Walla Walla Statesman
Walla Walla W.T.: R.R. and S.G. Rees
Vol. IV, No. 38, p. 1, col. F
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