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Unknown Extract from the Reconstructed Constitution of the State of Louisiana ...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04597 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Louisiana Type: Broadside Date: 1868 Pagination: 1 p. ; 61 x 48.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Title continues, " ... With portraits of the Distinguished Members of the Convention & Assembly. A.D. 1868." Anti-Reconstruction broadside from Louisiana showing images of blacks elected to Congress and a black governor seated in the center of the broadside.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: ReconstructionState ConstitutionGovernment and CivicsAfrican American HistoryAfrican Americans in GovernmentCongress

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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