readjuster


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re·ad·just

 (rē′ə-jŭst′)
tr.v. re·ad·just·ed, re·ad·just·ing, re·ad·justs
To adjust or arrange again.

re′ad·just′er n.
re′ad·just′ment n.
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Given the weakness of the southern Republicans President Arthur sought to build a coalition with the Readjuster Party, a short-lived political movement that pursued a progressive agenda in the South, including the funding education for blacks and whites along with the abolition of the poll tax and the whipping post.
While this change and the national elections of 1880 and 1884 would ultimately undo the fragile rights Southern African Americans had gained since 1865, this direction was by no means clear in Virginia, where a socially moderate white-black coalition, the Readjuster Party, would gain statewide power in 1879 and hold it until 1883 (Dailey 15-47).
The most successful effort to achieve a biracial electoral coalition was the independent "Readjuster" movement that controlled Virginia from 1879 to 1883.