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New Orleans massacre of 1866...



Item # 671205

July 31, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 31, 1866 

* New Orleans massacre of 1866
* Anti-racist marchers - Negroes
* White Democrats attack black republicans


The front page: "GREAT RIOT" "Anarchy & Bloodshed in New Orleans" "Massacre of Several Prominent White Citizens" "A Great Number of Colored Men Killed" with more related to this event (see).
Complete with 8 pages, irregular along the spine, otherwise in very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The New Orleans Massacre of 1866 occurred on July 30, during a violent conflict as white Democrats, including police and firemen, attacked Republicans, most of them black, parading outside the Mechanics Institute in New Orleans. It was the site of a reconvened Louisiana Constitutional Convention. The Republicans in Louisiana had called for the Convention, as they were angered by the legislature's enactment of the Black Codes and its refusal to give black men the vote. Democrats considered the reconvened convention to be illegal and were suspicious of Republican attempts to increase their political power in the state. The massacre "stemmed from deeply rooted political, social, and economic causes," and took place in part because of the battle "between two opposing factions for power and office." According to the official report, a total of 38 were killed and 146 wounded, with 34 of the dead and 119 of the wounded black. Unofficial estimates were higher. Gilles Vandal estimated 40 to 50 blacks dead and more than 150 wounded. In addition, three white Republicans were killed, as was one white protester.

Category: Post-Civil War

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