Three (3) Georgia Reconstruction era single sided broadsides. 1st item: 1874 Anti- Ku Klux Klan broadside, published by Sarah E. Carter of Fort Valley, Georgia, originally of New Jersey, recounting the attack on her by members of the Ku Klux Klan in Montezuma, Georgia. In an account written in both the first and third person, she describes a horrific attack in which she is taken from her home, stripped of her clothes and whipped, struck in her face "so hard as to drive one of her teeth out of the upper jaw", with "pistols cocked on her". She was about to be left alone when "one of the klan took compassion on her by helping her up to a colored man's house near by." Carter, a widow who says she sold patent medicine and "practiced medicine among her sex" to earn a living, continues, "since my whipping, one of the Ku Klux, a colored man the six whites used as a decoy, has been scared by the rest of his race to give himself up, and tell all he knows." She goes on to name her attackers, and recount her extensive (and ultimately unsuccessful) efforts at the local, state and federal level to have them arrested. When an arrest warrant was finally issued, Carter says, "instead of the dispatch being sent to Atlanta it was sent to Montezuma and for the Klan to hide out, and they have been hiding out ever since." She adds that lawyers "refused to take my case because I am a Northern woman and wish to get my rights against southern Ku Klux," and closes by asking "in the name of all that's good, if Northern citizens found in Georgia cannot get their rights, and be potected in person and property, for I learn not one in this whole State, by the State or Federal Courts, has yet been convicted of whipping, shooting, or murdering people of northern birth since the war." 13 1/2" H x 8" W. 2nd item: TO THE VOTERS OF LEE, DOUGHTERTY & WORTH. Circa 1872 Republican Broadside urging support for Hon. Joseph Armstrong, Independent Democratic Candidate for state senator. Armstrong's name surfaced after Col. Carey Styles was named the Democratic nominee. (Styles was founder of the Albany, GA News and part owner of the Atlanta Constitution Newspaper). This move infuriated Republicans, who had agreed not to contest the Senatorship "provided the Democrats selected a candidate unobjectionable to the Republicans". Allegations against Styles include that [he] is "he most objectionable man in the district" and that he "relies on the probability of the non-payment of the Poll Tax by colored people" to win. 12" H x 9" W. 3rd item: PROCEEDINGS OF THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION OF THE 10TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT HELD AT ALBANY, GEORGIA FEB. 20 1872. Republican Broadside regarding the nomination of candidate to fill a state senate vacancy of the seat of Hon. F.O. Welch. Published by the Georgia Republican Campaign Club. Concerns the above-mentioned state senate race. 11 5/8" H x 9" W. CONDITION: Overall good condition with edge creases, small losses, light fading, and discoloration appropriate for age.
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