Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States

Edited by: Lalor, John J.
(?-1899)
BIO
Display paragraphs in this book containing:
Editor/Trans.
First Pub. Date
1881
Publisher/Edition
New York: Maynard, Merrill, and Co.
Pub. Date
1899
Comments
Includes articles by Frédéric Bastiat, Gustave de Molinari, Henry George, J. B. Say, Francis A. Walker, and more.
Start PREVIOUS
189 of 1105
NEXT End

CARPET BAGGERS

I.186.1

CARPET BAGGERS, the name given by the southern whites after 1865 to northern republicans who settled in the south. Originally it was given only to those politicians who, retaining their homes and connections in the north, went (with no more baggage than a carpet-bag) to the south for a time long enough to qualify them for admission to congress or for state offices. Gradually the name was extended to all whites who endeavored to organize or lead the colored vote. (See RECONSTRUCTION.)

A. J.

Start PREVIOUS
189 of 1105
NEXT End

Return to top