Reconstruction Archives - The UncommonWealth


Carpetbagger or Reformer?

In 1871 Massachusetts-born Edward Daniels became the editor of the state’s flagship Republican newspaper, the Daily State Journal. He had moved to Virginia just three…
Kevin Shupe
October 24, 2018

Solid Genealogical Gold

Genealogists researching enslaved African Americans face serious challenges. Records that exist for the free population do not exist for the enslaved since slaves were considered…
Sarah Nerney
June 23, 2010