The History of Negro Suffrage in the South. Stephen B. Weeks.
A HISTORICAL VIEW, IF NOT EXACTLY ENLIGHTENED IN ITS SENTIMENT

The History of Negro Suffrage in the South

Boston: Ginn & Company, 1894. Item #564

8vo.  230 x 145 mm., [9 x 5 3/4 inches].  pp. 669-703.  Original printed wrappers; Disbound copy with detached but preserved wrappers.  With the stamp of the U.S. Bureau of Education which reads, 'Privately Printed'.  Note on verso of title-page in ink 'From S.F. Pub.Lib. Sept. '04.'


Reprinted from the Political Science Quarterly.  Stephen Beauregard Weeks was the first professional historian in the state of North Carolina, its first bibliographer, and a collector who amassed a significant collection of North Caroliniana.  This essay chronicles the evolution of the right to vote for African Americans from colonial times to the end of Reconstruction.  Weeks writes about the role played by Southern legislatures in requiring black voters to pay poll taxes and pass literacy requirement in their attempt to suppress their participation.  (564)





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