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Civil War Treasures: Party Planning: St. Landry Parish, Radical Republicans, and the Vote for the 1867 Constitutional Convention


August 6, 2014 by Gina Costello


Please check out Tara Laver’s column in the Civil War Book Review, which highlights an 1867 letter from “Free People of Color in Louisiana” from Michel Vidal to Antoine “Donat” Meullion, a free man of color:

In the column, Laver discusses how this letter provides evidence of the political engagement of those formerly classified as free men of color, their alliances with white Radical Republicans, and efforts to organize black voters in St. Landry Parish.


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