Why did the Republican Party fail to maintain control of southern state governments during Reconstruction?

Why did the Republican Party fail to maintain control of southern state governments during Reconstruction?

To what extent did African Americans dominate southern politics during Reconstruction? Should this era be referred to as “Black Reconstruction?”

Discuss the issue of slavery in the US. Were black political leaders unqualified to hold office so soon after the end of slavery?

Why did the Republican Party fail to maintain control of southern state governments during Reconstruction?