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Sep 19 Notes - Notes Why push for formal disfranchisement...

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Notes Why push for formal disfranchisement in 1888-1892? - Changing the legal structure of voting so Africans cannot vote - Not using violence Alliance Movement Southern Farmers’ Alliance 1877 (move against elites in the south, Texas) Colored Alliance ’86 Threat of African American and poor white farmer coalition (1890, this group of farmers help elect southern governors in Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, south Carolina) Populist Tom Watson - From Georgia who talked about alliance - If you stand for yourself, there will be no racial problem, but racial cooperation Disfranchisement The threat of biracial Alliances/Populism From extra-legal to suppression of black vote (KKK…etc) But also fears about non-elite whites Mississippi Constitution, 1890; -literacy tests (poor whites have very low literacy tests to exclude from voting) -Poll tax (if you want to vote at the poll, you have to pay the tax) -Exemptions Williams vs. Mississippi, 1898
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course HIST 104A taught by Professor Hanson during the Fall '08 term at Binghamton.

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