Defining Moments: Reconstruction, 1st Edition

  • Laurie Collier Hillstrom
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  • ISBN-10: 0780815114
  • ISBN-13: 9780780815117
  • DDC: 973.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released August 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This title provides a detailed account of the events surrounding the Reconstruction Acts of 1867 including the process for readmitting Southern states into the Union and the enactment of the Fourteenth Amendment granting black men the right to vote. The volume is organized into three distinct sections—Narrative Overview, Biographies, and Primary Sources—which offer a one-stop resource for student research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
How to Use This Book.
Research Topics for Defining Moments: Reconstruction.
Narrative Overview.
1: Prologue.
2: Slavery and the Civil War.
3: Presidential Reconstruction.
4: White Southern Resistance.
5: Radical Reconstruction.
6: Segregation in the South.
7: The Civil Rights Movement.
8: Legacy of Reconstruction.
9: Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885): President who Enforced Congress's Radical Reconstruction Policies.
10: Wade Hampton III (1818–1902): South Carolina Politician who Sanctioned Violent White Resistance.
11: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825–1911): Social Reformer and Poet who Publicized the Struggles of Freedpeople.
12: Oliver O. Howard (1830–1909): Union General who Oversaw the Freedmen's Bureau.
13: Andrew Johnson (1808–1875): President who Fought with Congress over Reconstruction.
14: Joseph H. Rainey (1832–1887): Former Slave who Served in the U.S. Congress During Reconstruction.
15: Hiram R. Revels (1827–1901): Minister and First African-American Member of the U.S. Senate.
16: Robert Smalls (1839–1915): Former Slave who Became a Union War Hero and Us. Congressman.
17: Thaddeus Stevens (1792–1868): Leader of the Radical Republicans in Congress during Reconstruction.
Primary Sources.
18: Congress Issues the Wade-Davis Manifesto.
19: Black Residents of Nashville Petition for Equality.
20: A Former Slaveholder Reacts to Emancipation.
21: A Southern Girl Relates the Hardships of Reconstruction.
22: A Journalist Describes Postwar Destruction in the South.
23: Andrew Johnson Pardons Confederates.
24: Freedpeople in Virginia Demand Voting Rights.
25: The Mississippi Legislature Enacts Black Codes.
26: Thaddeus Stevens Opposes Presidential Reconstruction.
27: Radical Republicans Pass the Reconstruction Acts.
28: Wade Hampton III Promotes White Control of the South.
29: A Black Legislator Resists Efforts to Unseat Him.
30: A Black Leader Testifies about Racial Violence.
31: Booker T. Washington Looks Back on Reconstruction.
32: Eric Foner Examines the Legacy of Reconstruction.
Important People, Places, and Terms.
Sources for Further Study.
Photo and Illustration Credits.