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Chapter 8: Suffrage Referenda prior to the Fifteenth Amendment, 1846–1870
Chapter 8: Suffrage referenda prior to the fifteenth amendment, 1846–1870

During the Antebellum Era (17881860) and prior to the Fifteenth Amendment (1870), numerous states used referenda to determine if the white electorate in these states wanted to allow African American Free-Men-of-Color to have suffrage rights. Instead of state legislatures and/or constitutional conventions deciding on ...

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