Southern Voting in Postbellum America: An Archives Tale

Don DeBats, Cara Griggs, Sarah John

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Abstract

These days we cannot avoid a debate about facts. Our news media is continuously debating facts, truths, and trustworthiness of information. In the midst of a raging pandemic we hear arguments about wearing masks and social distancing, yet very little against the value of handwashing so we can only hope everyone is washing or sanitizing their hands. Laura Millar wrote A Matter of Facts: The Value of Evidence in an Information Age long before COVID-19 or coronavirus was declared a world-wide pandemic. She writes about events that have challenged the role of trustworthiness and evidence in information and which has become much more apparent with recent events.
Original languageEnglish
Pages6-9
Number of pages4
Volume49
No.4
Specialist publicationMid-Atlantic Archivist
PublisherMid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Voting
  • African American men
  • postbellum South
  • Fifteenth Amendment
  • suffrage

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