Defining Documents in American History: Reconstruction Era (1865-1877), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619254883
  • ISBN-13: 9781619254886
  • DDC: 973.823
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 286 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This volume offers in-depth critical analysis of 20 primary source documents. Articles begin by introducing readers to the document’s historical context, followed by a description of the author’s life and circumstances in which the document was written.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Other Frontmatter.
Debating Reconstruction.
1: “The Absolute Equality of All Men before the Law, the Only True Basis of Reconstruction”.
2: Prospects of the Freedmen of Hilton Head.
3: Thaddeus Stevens: Speech to Congress.
4: Alexander Stephens: “On Reconstruction”.
5: Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction.
6: “The One Man Power vs. Congress”.
7: Frederick Douglass: “Reconstruction‭.
Communities in Need.
8: Letter from Black Soldiers of North Carolina to the Freedmen's Bureau Commissioner.
9: Address of a Convention of Negroes Held in Alexandria, VA.
10: “The Education of the Freedmen”.
11: Letters from Louisiana.
12: Letter from Roanoke Island.
13: The Sad State of Indian Affairs.
Acts of State.
14: The Freedmen's Bureau Bill.
15: Civil Rights Act of 1866.
16: First Reconstruction Act.
17: Second Reconstruction Act.
18: Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution.
19: Articles of Impeachment against President Andrew Johnson.
20: President Grant's First Inaugural Address.
Black Codes and White Lives.
21: Mississippi Black Code.
22: Louisiana Black Code.
23: Letter to T.P. Chandler.
24: “A Long Silence”.
25: From Ten Years on a Georgia Plantation since the War.
Extreme Reactions.
26: Notice from the Ku Klux Klan to Davie Jeems.
27: “The First-Class Men in Our Town”.
28: Letter to Senator Joseph C. Abbott on the Ku Klux Klan.
29: A Contested Election: Report to Congress on the Activities of the Ku Klux Klan.
30: From Recollections of the Inhabitants, Localities, Superstitions, and Ku Klux Outrages of the Carolinas, by a “Carpet-Bagger” Who Was Born and Lived There.
Reconstruction Moves Ahead.
31: “The North Owes the Colored Race a Deep Obligation”.
32: Letter to Republican Senators and Representatives.
33: “A Plea for General Amnesty”.
34: “Half Free, Half Slave”.
35: Civil Rights Act of 1875.
An Ambiguous Legacy.
36: United States v. Cruikshank.
37: Blanche Bruce: Speech in the Senate.
38: Freedmen's Monument Speech.
39: Ulysses S. Grant: Letter to Daniel H. Chamberlain.
40: Sharecropping Contract.
Chronological List.
Web Resources.