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After a Steamboat Scuffle, Ripple Effects for Civil Rights

Two steamboats on the Mississippi River, circa 1865. (State Historical Society of Iowa)
(State Historical Society of Iowa)
A steamboat docked at McGregor, Iowa, in the 1860s. (State Historical Society of Iowa)
An article published on Feb. 16, 1873, in the Minneapolis Daily Tribune.



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