Under the Johnson Reconstruction plan, former traitors could regain their rights as citizens, amnesty, and pardon if they were worth less than $20,000 and took a loyalty oath.
Ignoring the later "ironclad" oath of congressional reconstruction, is there any record of how many people took that oath? Are there any indications of how seriously people took the oath whether they took it or not?
Carl Schurz's Report on the Condition of the South is one such source. I was really wondering if there are any corroborating or contradictory sources.