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paper # 2- post-civil war in the north

paper # 2- post-civil war in the north - According to...

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According to newspapers from Franklin County, Pennsylvania and Augusta County, Virginia, African Americans had minor support after the war but in general faced intense prejudice in all aspects of their lives. The northerners, who had already been living among African Americans, were surprisingly hostile to them after the war. There were small groups who supported African American suffrage, as we can see from this excerpt from “the Valley Spirit,” a newspaper in Franklin County, Pennsylvania: “The Republicans...have not resolved against making the negro the political equal of the white man. Some of them have resolved, openly, in favor of it…The Republic State Convention did not utter a word against giving the right of suffrage to the negro; but did say a word indirectly favoring the doctrine.” 1 This quote shows that there is some minimal support for African Americans. However, most northerners were against granting African Americans voting or other rights.
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