Reconstruction Era: Primary Sources, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787692190
  • ISBN-13: 9780787692193
  • DDC: 973.8
  • Shipping Weight: 1.50 lbs ( .68 kgs)
  • 256 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2005 | Published



The Reconstruction Era Reference Library provides targeted information on post-Civil War America, from the end of the war in 1865 to the Compromise of 1877.

Reconstruction Era Reference Library: Primary Sources includes rich source material, including the Civil Rights Act, Freedman's Bureau Law, diaries of former slaves, the Reconstruction Act of 1867 and more.


"Primary sources in this volume include reminiscences of John Brown Gordon, an ex-Confederate general; Louis Hughes, a former slave; Freedman's Burea Act; Frederick Douglass; Frances Butler Leigh, a plantation owner; Alexander Stephens, former Confederate vice president; Andrew Johnson; Charles Sumner; Hiram Revels, an African American senator; James Shepherd Pike, journalist; Rufus B. Bullock, Georgia governor; John Paterson Green, former slave; Edward Winslow Martin, U.S. vice-president; James Rapier, U.S. Representative from Alabama; and Rutherford B. Hayes. Also included are the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution, freeing the slaves and giving men the right to vote, and the First Reconstruction Act of 1867."--Blanche Woolls, October 2005

— Blanche Woolls