Election questions this year recall 1876 dispute

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 24, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: January 24, 2021 4:00 AM CT

University of Memphis historian Beverly Bond says there are important differences between the contested presidential election of 1876 that ended Reconstruction and the contested 2020 election. But there are some broader connections between the reactions then and now.

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Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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