The Break in the Radical Ranks: Liberals vs Stalwarts in the Election of 1872

@article{Riddleberger1959TheBI,
  title={The Break in the Radical Ranks: Liberals vs Stalwarts in the Election of 1872},
  author={Patrick W. Riddleberger},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  year={1959},
  volume={44},
  pages={136 - 157}
}
Late in November, 1872, Benjamin F. Wade, Washington representative of the Northern Pacific Railroad and former Senator from Ohio, wrote to his son of affairs in the national capital. The Republicans, he said, were "full of glory over the late elections," but the Greeleyites were "as solemn as owls. Never was a party so terribly whipped. They feel they are not only beaten but disgraced, and it does not seem as though they could ever recover."1 This exultation over the results of the recent… 
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