By Richard L. Hume,Jerry B. Gough
Richard L. Hume and Jerry B. Gough scoured manuscript census returns to figure out the age, career, estate holdings, literacy, and slaveholdings of 839 of the conventions' 1,018 delegates. rigorously interpreting conference vote casting files on sure issues—including race, suffrage, and executive structure—they correlate delegates' vote casting styles with their racial and socioeconomic prestige. The authors then assign a "Republican help rating" to every delegate who voted usually adequate to count number, setting up the measure to which each and every delegate adhered to the Republican leaders' software at his conference. utilizing those rankings, they divide the delegates into 3 groups—radicals, swing electorate, and conservatives—and include their quantitative findings into the narrative histories of every conference, delivering, for the 1st time, a close research of those long-overlooked assemblies.
Hume and Gough's complete research deals an target examine the accomplishments and shortcomings of the conventions and humanizes the delegates who've earlier been understood mostly as stereotypes. Blacks, Carpetbaggers, and Scalawags presents a vital reference advisor for someone looking a greater knowing of the Reconstruction era.
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