In this Reconstruction-era cartoon labeled "The Present Stage," Governor Franklin Moses, Jr. (see Franklin I. Moses) is pictured in the embrace of African-American voters. Moses had been a supporter of secession and the Confederacy, but joined the Republican Party after the Civil War, and was elected governor in 1872. His term was notorious for its graft and fraud. The cartoonist pictures African-American politicians pulling South Carolina over the precipice.
Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into founding principles as viewed through this period of federal government involvement, the development and realignment of a new labor system not based on a system of slavery, and the significant political realignment of the South.
- 8.4.CC Analyze continuities and change in the African American experience in the period of Reconstruction and Jim Crow eras within South Carolina.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into how the former planter class, African Americans, women, and others adjusted to, gained, lost, and/or regained position and status during Reconstruction. This indicator was also written to foster inquiry into how South Carolina worked with a stronger federal government and expanding international markets.