John R. Lynch
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"The Facts of Reconstruction", by John R. Lynch
The author of this book is one of the few remaining links in the chain by which the present generation is connected with the reconstruction period,—the most important and eventful period in our country's history.
What is herein recorded is based upon the author's own knowledge, contact and experience. Very much, of course, has been written and published about reconstruction, but most of it is superficial and unreliable; and, besides, nearly all of it has been written in such a style and tone as to make the alleged facts related harmonize with what was believed to be demanded by public sentiment. The author of this work has endeavored to present facts as they were and are, rather than as he would like to have them, and to set them down without the slightest regard to their effect upon the public mind, except so far as that mind may be influenced by the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. In his efforts along these lines he has endeavored to give expression to his ideas, opinions and convictions in language that is moderate and devoid of bitterness, and entirely free from race prejudice, sectional animosity, or partisan bias. Whether or not he has succeeded in doing so he is willing to leave to the considerate judgment and impartial decision of those who may take the time to read what is here recorded.
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CHAPTER I THE PART PLAYED BY MISSISSIPPI IN THE EARLY DAYS OF RECONSTRUCTION
CHAPTER II REORGANIZATION OF THE STATE DEPARTMENTS DURING GOVERNOR ALCORN'S ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER III THE REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION OF 1869
CHAPTER IV IMPORTANT EDUCATIONAL AND POLITICAL MEASURES OF THE NEW LEGISLATURE
CHAPTER V THE CONTEST FOR SPEAKER OF THE MISSISSIPPI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
CHAPTER VI FUSION OF DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS IN THE STATE ELECTION 1873. REPUBLICAN VICTORY
CHAPTER VII MISSISSIPPI SENDS B.K. BRUCE TO THE UNITED STATES SENATE
CHAPTER VIII IMPROVED FINANCIAL CONDITION OF MISSISSIPPI UNDER THE AMES ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER IX WHAT CONSTITUTES "NEGRO DOMINATION"
CHAPTER X OVERTHROW OF THE REPUBLICAN STATE GOVERNMENT IN MISSISSIPPI
CHAPTER XI RISE OF DEMOCRATIC RADICALISM IN THE SOUTH
CHAPTER XII EVENTFUL DAYS OF THE FORTY-THIRD CONGRESS
CHAPTER XIII STATE CAMPAIGN OF 1875. REPUBLICAN VICTORY
CHAPTER XIV INTERVIEW BETWEEN THE AUTHOR AND THE PRESIDENT REGARDING STATE APPOINTMENTS
CHAPTER XV THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1876 AND ITS RESULTS
CHAPTER XVI EFFECTS OF THE REFORM ADMINISTRATION IN MISSISSIPPI
CHAPTER XVII THE HAYES-TILDEN CONTEST. THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION
CHAPTER XVIII ATTITUDE OF THE HAYES ADMINISTRATION TOWARD THE SOUTH
CHAPTER XIX QUESTION OF THE VALIDITY OF SENATOR LAMAR'S ELECTION
CHAPTER XX REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION OF 1880. NOMINATION OF THE COMPROMISE CANDIDATE, GARFIELD
CHAPTER XXI STORY OF THE MISUNDERSTANDING BETWEEN GARFIELD AND CONKLING
CHAPTER XXII THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN OF 1884
CHAPTER XXIII THE ELECTION OF GROVER CLEVELAND
CHAPTER XXIV INTERVIEW WITH SECRETARY LAMAR ON THE RETAINING OF COLORED MEN IN OFFICE
CHAPTER XXV THE FEDERAL ELECTIONS BILL
CHAPTER XXVI MISSISSIPPI AND THE NULLIFICATION OF THE FIFTEENTH AMENDMENT
CHAPTER XXVII EFFECT OF THE MCKINLEY TARIFF BILL ON BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES
CHAPTER XXVIII INTERVIEW BETWEEN THE AUTHOR AND PRESIDENT CLEVELAND AND SECRETARY GRESHAM
CHAPTER XXIX THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONVENTION OF 1900
CHAPTER XXX ARGUMENT ON PROPOSED CHANGE OF REPRESENTATION IN CONVENTION
CHAPTER XXXI COMPARISON OF BRYAN AND CLEVELAND
CHAPTER XXXII THE SOLID SOUTH. FUTURE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
"The Facts of Reconstruction", by John R. Lynch ©, 1913, by the Neale Publishing Company.