Unnamed Carpetbaggers

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Unnamed Carpetbaggers
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White
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Male
Class: 
Lower Class
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Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
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Administrative
Origin: 
The North
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In its brief summation of the experience of Jackson, Mississippi, during Reconstruction the narrative evokes the stereotypical bogeyman of the Yankee carpetbagger. According to this account, during the Civil War these men made profits from selling the Union military "spoiled grain and tainted meat and spavined mules"; after the surrender they came South with carrying "carpet bags stuffed with ballot-forms" to exploit the freedmen (87). During Reconstruction they "cover the South like a migration of locusts" (187).

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