Tag Archives: Reconstruction

Florida voter rolls during reconstruction

Every now and then especially on Holiday weekends I explore through Florida Memory, the outstanding site from the Division of Library & Information Services. This weekend I came across this gem from the Reconstruction era –  The voter roles for the state from 1867.  The Fifteenth Amendment had yet to be ratified but  Republican-led reconstruction […]

Flashback Friday: Ivy League elite theories lead to Florida lynchings.

The Ivy League which is today diverse, multicultural experience was once upon a time the bastion of white, protestant elite and racist thought. The so-called Dunning School of history which grew out of Colombia University in the early 1900’s. Quoting Wikipedia: The Dunning School refers to a group of historians who shared a historiographical school of […]