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Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, September 19, 1874

The Mounting Violence

The 1874 election campaign was particularly brutal. African Americans throughout the South were threatened, harassed, and brutalized; many were wounded or killed. Democrats found ways to prevent them from voting, using fraud, intimidation, poll tax requirements, suffrage disqualification, and other schemes.

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