On This Day In History: Georgia Readmitted to the United States

july 15 1870In 1870, on this day in history, Georgia was the last confederate state to be readmitted to the United States after the Civil War, which ended in 1865. This was due to Georgia agreeing to allow African Americans take seats in the state legislature. Previously, Georgia had been readmitted in July 1868.

The Running Bibliophile's Recommended Read for July 15 is Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind. The story follows the spoiled Scarlett O'Hara in Atlanta, Georgia during the Civil War and the Reconstruction. Mitchell received a Pulitzer Prize for her novel in 1937, and the novel was turned into a film a couple of years later.


*Source:  On This Day, https://www.onthisday.com/events/july/15
**Source:  Politico, Andrew Glass, 07/14/014, https://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/georgia-civil-war-108886


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