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"The New Orleans Riot," article with illustr in Harper's Weekly, Vol X No.504, August 25, 1866.

New York 1866 Illustr, 16 x 11, 529-544pp. Removal marks, disbound, creasing, tears, soiling, lacking small part of the masthead all across the top. The New Orleans riot which occurred on July 30, 1866, came about because of the inequality of voting rights for African-Americans. There was a "Black Code" which denied African-Americans the right to vote. Republicans were upset by this and reconvened the Louisiana Constitutional Convention with the goal of taking control of the state government. They were meeting in the Mechanics Institute and when they went outside for a break they came upon a group of armed men, mainly anti-abolitionists and former Confederate soldiers. A battle ensued, approximately 38 people were killed. The fight was over the same day with New Orleans under martial for several days. Article has a front page illustr and six more inside. A complete issue. Sold as is.


Book Id: 98-7178

Price: $35.00

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