The Union League in North Carolina
This video speaks on Union Leagues, in particular the Union Leagues in North Carolina. The Union Leagues were quasi-secretive, men’s & women's clubs established during the American Civil War.
During the Reconstruction era, Union Leagues were formed across the South after 1867 as working auxiliaries of the Republican Party, supported entirely by Northern interests. They were secret organizations that mobilized freedmen to register to vote and to vote Republican. They taught freedmen Union views on political issues and which way to vote on them, and promoted civic projects.
In the State of North Carolina, the Union League had a total membership at 70,000 ARMED Negroes
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THE UNION LEAGUE IN NORTH CAROLINA
THE SPY OF THE REBELLION CHAPTER XXII. by Alan Pinkerton