Reconstruction Era: Almanac, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787692174
  • ISBN-13: 9780787692179
  • DDC: 973.8
  • Shipping Weight: 1.60 lbs ( .73 kgs)
  • 272 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: Almanac covers the political and social aspects of Reconstruction, including carpetbaggers and scalawags, amnesty for white Southerners, "Black Codes," the impeachment of President Johnson, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, attempts to restore the old order in the South and much more.


"One insert box in this volume contains a "Letter from a Former Slave" that appeared in a Cincinnati newspaper on Aug. 7, 1865. It would be interesting to have students consider if this is a real letter dictated by a former slave or the creation of a journalist trying to sell newspapers who may have embellished one or more stories to make a point. Bibliographies of books and Web sites at the end of each section provide additional resources to check."-- Blanche Woolls, October 2005

— Blanche Woolls