A Look at Freedmen's Suffrage in Virginia Through Alexandria's Eyes.

This exhibit is a digital representation of my primary source research that contributed to my master's thesis while a Graduate student at George Mason University from 2018-2020 and HIST 787: War and Society during Fall 2019. The thesis is entitled "A Look at Freedmen's Suffrage in Virginia Through Alexandria's Eyes." I conducted research at various research repositories such as the Alexandria Local History/Special Collections located within Kate Waller Barrett Library, a branch of the Alexandria Public Library and the Alexandria Black History Museum in Alexandria, VA,  the Library of Congress, and the National Archives located within Washington D.C. Subsequent research and secondary source material from Fenwick Library, a division of University Libraries at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. The Reconstruction historiography of Dr. Eric Foner and Dr. W. E. B. DuBois helped to establish a framework for my ideas. Their work has allowed scholars to obtain a deeper understanding of Reconstruction historiography.

Special thanks to the History Department of George Mason University within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences,  library staff of the Kate Waller Barnett Branch of the Alexandria Library, the Special Collections and Resources Services at George Mason University Fenwick Library as well as Dr. George Oberle with Fenwick Library for help with finding primary sources and discussing ideas, and the administration, historians, researchers, curators, and staff at the Office of Historic Alexandria. This research would not have been possible without the support of all individuals listed above. CC BY-NC-ND