eBook Documenting America: The Primary Source Documents of a Nation: The American Civil War and Reconstruction, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615307117
  • ISBN-13: 9781615307111
  • DDC: 973.7
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 184 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

While the United States represents freedom to many, much of its history tragically includes the enslavement of a large portion of its population. When the fight for emancipation came to an epic head, civil war ensued and the country was divided as never before. Inflamed passions on both sides of the slavery debate inspired fervent rhetoric, much of which is reflected in the primary source documents interspersed with the text in this thought-provoking volume, which chronicles the events of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction period that followed.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Prelude to War, 1850–60.
2: Sectionalism and Slavery.
3: Slave Rebellions.
4: A Decade of Political Crises.
5: Popular Sovereignty.
6: Document: Stephen A. Douglas: Defense of the Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854).
7: Polarization Over Slavery.
8: Document: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, Boston, 1883, pp. 419–423..
9: Document: Charles Sumner: The Crime Against Kansas (1856).
10: Dred Scott.
11: “This Government Cannot Endure”.
12: Document: Roger B. Taney: Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857).
13: Document: Abraham Lincoln: “A House Divided” (1858).
14: Raid on Harpers Ferry.
15: A New President.
16: Document: Henry David Thoreau: A Plea for Captain John Brown (1859).
17: Secession and the Politics of the Civil War, 1860–65.
18: The Coming of War.
19: Document: Henry Timrod: “Ethnogenesis” (1861).
20: The First Shot is Fired.
21: The Political Course of the War.
22: Document: Abraham Lincoln: First Inaugural Address (1861).
23: Moves Toward Emancipation.
24: Document: John S. Rock: African American Hopes for Emancipation (1862).
25: Abraham Lincoln: Emancipation Proclamation (1863).
26: Sectional Dissatisfaction.
27: Document: Clement A. Vallandigham: A Plea to Stop the War (1863).
28: Presidential Election of 1864.
29: The Civil War.
30: Fighting the War.
31: Bloody Battles and Heavy Casualties.
32: Document: Patriotic Songs of the North and South (1861).
33: Battle of Gettysburg.
34: Document: Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Address.
35: Document: Abraham Lincoln: Second Inaugural Address (1865).
36: Appomattox.
37: Document: George E. Pickett: The Night Before Appomattox (1865).
38: Foreign Affairs.
39: Document: Walt Whitman: “Come up from the Fields Father” (1865).
40: Document: Frank Wilkeson: How Americans Die in Battle (1864).
41: Aftermath.
42: Reconstruction.
43: Reconstruction under Abraham Lincoln.
44: Lincoln's Plan.
45: The Radicals' Plan.
46: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
47: Reconstruction under Andrew Johnson.
48: Presidential Reconstruction.
49: Document: Civil Rights Act (1866).
50: Document: Andrew Johnson: Against the Radical Republicans (1866).
51: Document: Fourteenth Amendment (1866).
52: Radical Reconstruction.
53: Southern Republicans.
54: Document: Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction (1866).
55: Forty Acres and a Mule.
56: Reconstruction under Ulysses S. Grant.
57: Document: Federal Grand Jury Report on the Ku Klux Klan (1871).
58: Southern “Home Rule”.
59: The New South.
60: The Era of Conservative Domination.
61: Jim Crow Legislation.
62: Document: Frederick Douglass: The Colour Line in America (1883).
63: Document: Booker T. Washington: The Road to African American Progress (1895).
64: Booker T. Washington and the Atlanta Compromise.
Conclusion.
Primary Source Documents.
Stephen A. Douglas: Defense of the Kansasnebraska Bill (1854).
Charles Sumner: The Crime Against Kansas (1856).
Roger Taney: Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857).
Abraham Lincoln: “A House Divided” (1858).
Henry David Thoreau: A Plea for Captain John Brown (1859).
Henry Timrod: Ethnogenesis (1861).
Abraham Lincoln: First Inaugural Address (1861).
John S. Rock: African American Hopes for Emancipation (1862).
Abraham Lincoln: Emancipation Proclamation (1863).
Clement L. Vallandigham: A Plea to Stop the War (1863).
Patriotic Songs of North and South.
Abraham Lincoln: Second Inaugural Address (1865).
George E. Pickett: The Night Before Appomattox (1865).
Walt Whitman: Come up from the Fields Father (1865).
Frank Wilkeson: How Americans Die in Battle (1864).
Civil Rights Act (1866).
Andrew Johnson: Against the Radical Republicans (1866).
Document: Fourteenth Amendment (1866).
Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction (1866).
Federal Grand Jury Report on the Ku Klux Klan (1871).
Frederick Douglass: The Colour Line in America (1883).
Booker T. Washington: The Road to African American Progress (1895).
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.