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Chapter 4: The African American Electorate in the Revolutionary Era, 1774–1789
Chapter 4: The African American electorate in the revolutionary era, 1774–1789

As the thirteen colonies transitioned to the original thirteen states, the number of colonies/states that permitted African Americans the legal right to vote declined significantly. Indeed, the Revolutionary Era, 1774–1789, ended with a more limited—not less limited—franchise than had previously existed. There was almost no continuity ...

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