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  • Tags: Reconstruction

The 14th Amdt’s Biggest Failure, or Women Excluded for Naught: a long thread. Two decades after the Civil War, it was as though it had never happened. Instead of the safety to work their land and vote, Black families were re-enslaved as sharecroppers…

In the 1870s the women’s rights movement hit adolescence: cranky, difficult, awkwardly independent. Before the Civil War it was sister to the movement for Black emancipation, and close. After the war the siblings grew estranged. They were now…
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