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One important place to start in the study of the "Mississippi Plan" is former Congressman John R. Lynch (R-MS) The Facts of Reconstruction (1913). Lynch served three terms in the House of Representatives, elected from Mississippi's 5th District (1873-1877) returning to the House through a contest against James R. Chalmers (1881-1883). The standard statewide study of Reconstruction in Mississippi remains William C. Harris, The Day of the Carpetbagger: Republican Reconstruction in Mississippi (Baton Rouge, 1979), but the new synthesis on southern politics, Steven Hahn, A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration (Cambridge, MA, 2003), should make clear where to direct your energies as a scholar on Mississippi. Harold S. Forsythe Golieb Fellow New York University, School of Law