Democrats Seize Power In South Carolina (1877)

APR 11, 202419 MIN
This Day in Esoteric Political History

Democrats Seize Power In South Carolina (1877)

APR 11, 202419 MIN

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<p>It’s April 11th. This day in 1877, Democrat Wade Hampton finally becomes the sole Governor of South Carolina after months of in-fighting and maneuvering following the previous fall's election.</p><p>Jody, Niki, and Kellie discuss how former confederate Democrats were able to regain political power in the aftermath of the Civil War, through the ballot and through mob violence -- marking an end to reconstruction and undermining democracy in the south for decades to come.</p><p>Find out more at <a href="http://thisdaypod.com/"><strong>thisdaypod.com</strong></a></p><p>This Day In Esoteric Political History is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.</p><p>Your support helps foster independent, artist-owned podcasts and award-winning stories.</p><p>If you want to support the show directly, you can do so on our website: <a href="http://thisdaypod.com/"><strong>ThisDayPod.com</strong></a></p><p>Get in touch if you have any ideas for future topics, or just want to say hello. Follow us on social @thisdaypod</p><p>Our team: Jacob Feldman, Researcher/Producer; Brittani Brown, Producer; Khawla Nakua, Transcripts; music by Teen Daze and Blue Dot Sessions; Audrey Mardavich is our Executive Producer at Radiotopia</p>