This is a political cartoon done by Thomas Nast in 1865.
The Mississippi Black Codes attempt to codify expectations of freedpeople around topics such as intermarriage and labor laws.
Scholars discuss the different visions for Reconstruction held by Congress and President Johnson.
Political cartoon by Thomas Nast printed during The Reconstruction Era.
A political cartoon printed during The Reconstruction Era in Harper's Weekly depicting the intimidation techniques that the Democratic Party used to suppress southern black votes in the election of 1876.