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What is more, this reaction is predictable and a primary indication of why the failure of the Readjuster movement, and others like it, proved inevitable.
Although the Readjuster coalition succeeded for a time, despite the intentions of men like Mahone, and began to recalibrate "the traditional relationship between political authority and the social meaning of gender, race, and class relations," its success, Dailey explains, also sowed the seeds of its own demise (139).
In the 1880s, white supremacists in Danville, Virginia, used a violent demonstration as one means for breaking up a biracial coalition of voters known as the Readjusters.
The Readjusters and Colored Alliance were more influential than previously imagined, even as black migration out of the South continued in the 1890s.