Tag Archives: William Gannaway Brownlow

odds-making

150 years ago today black men voted for the first time in Tennessee. Ex-Confederates were still prohibited from voting. Republican Governor William G. Brownlow (Parson Brownlow) was re-elected by a large majority. From The New-York Times August 2, 1867: THE … Continue reading

Posted in 150 Years Ago This Week, Aftermath, Postbellum Politics, Postbellum Society, Reconstruction, Southern Society | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on odds-making

Parson Shuts Down

We’ve seen evidence that the Lincoln administration has been shutting down opposition newspapers. 150 years ago today the news made it to Gotham that a similar event occurred in the Confederacy. Parson William Brownlow had announced he was suspending publication … Continue reading

Posted in 150 Years Ago This Week, Confederate States of America, Southern Society | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Parson Shuts Down