eBook The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras: Documents Decoded, 1st Edition

  • John R. Vile
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  • ISBN-10: 1440854297
  • ISBN-13: 9781440854293
  • DDC: 973.7
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 295 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

The carefully selected and edited readings in this book are chronologically arranged so that students can trace the progression of events and understand the thoughts of those living during the critical Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Documents Decoded.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
Half Title Page.
Civil War.
1: Daniel Decatur Emmett’s “(I Wish I Was In) Dixie’s Land”: 1859.
2: South Carolina Ordinance of Secession: December 20, 1860.
3: Jefferson Davis’s Inaugural Address: February 18, 1861.
4: Peace Convention Resolutions: February 27, 1861.
5: The Proposed Corwin Amendment: March 2, 1861.
6: Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address: March 4, 1861.
7: Constitution of the Confederate States: March 11, 1861.
8: Alexander H. Stevens’s “Corner Stone” Speech: March 21, 1861.
9: The First Confiscation Act: August 6, 1861.
10: John C. Fremont’s Order Freeing Slaves of Missouri Rebels: August 30, 1861.
11: Julia Ward Howe’s “ The Battle Hymn of the Republic”: February 1862.
12: An Act for the Release of Certain Persons Held to Service or Labor in the District of Columbia: April 16, 1862.
13: The Homestead Act: May 20, 1862.
14: The Pacific Railway Act: July 1, 1862.
15: The Morrill Act: July 2, 1862.
16: The Second Confiscation Act: July 17, 1862.
17: Horace Greeley’s “The Prayer of Twenty Millions”: August 19, 1862.
18: Abraham Lincoln’s Response to Greeley: August 22, 1862.
19: Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation: September 22, 1862.
20: Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation Suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus: September 24, 1862.
21: Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: January 1, 1863.
22: The Conscription and Enrollment Act: March 3, 1863.
23: The Prize Cases: March 10, 1863.
24: Abraham Lincoln’s Letter to Erastus Corning and Others: June 12, 1863.
25: Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation on Troop Quotas: October 17, 1863.
26: Louis Lambert (Patrick Gilmore)’s “When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again”: 1863.
27: Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: November 19, 1863.
28: Law Equalizing the Pay of Black Soldiers: June 15, 1864.
29: The Wade-Davis Bill: July 2, 1864.
30: An Act to Encourage Immigration: July 4, 1864.
31: Abraham Lincoln Explains His Veto of the Wade-Davis Bill: July 8, 1864.
32: Abraham Lincoln’s Memorandum on the Possibility of Electoral Failure: August 23, 1864.
33: Abraham Lincoln’s Response to a Serenade: November 10, 1864.
34: Law Creating the Freedmen’s Bureau: March 3, 1865.
35: Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address: March 4, 1865.
36: Confederate Law Authorizing the Enlistment of Black Soldiers: March 23, 1865.
37: Correspondence between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee: April 1865.
38: Robert E. Lee’s Explanation of Surrender: April 10, 1865.
Death of Lincoln to Inauguration of Grant.
39: William Lloyd Garrison’s Comments at Calhoun’s Grave: April 1865.
40: Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!”: 1865.
41: Gordon Granger’s General Orders, Number 3: June 19, 1865.
42: Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: December 6, 1865.
43: Black Codes: 1865–1866.
44: Ex Parte Milligan: April 3, 1866.
45: Civil Rights Act: April 5, 1866.
46: The Reconstruction Acts: March 1867.
47: Andrew Johnson’s Veto of the First Reconstruction Act: March 2, 1867.
48: Treaty with Russia Purchasing Alaska: June 20, 1867.
49: Articles of Impeachment against Andrew Johnson: March 2, 1868.
50: Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: July 9, 1868.
51: Frederick Douglass’s Letter to Josephine Sophie White Griffing: September 27, 1868.
The Rest of Reconstruction.
52: Ulysses S. Grant’s First Inaugural Address: March 4, 1869.
53: Texas v. White: April 12, 1869.
54: Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: February 3, 1870.
55: Civil Rights Act (The Enforcement Act): May 31, 1870.
56: Civil Rights Act (Second Enforcement Act): April 20, 1871.
57: The Law Creating Yellowstone Park: March 1, 1872.
58: The Slaughterhouse Cases: April 14, 1873.
59: Civil Rights Act: March 1, 1875.
60: Minor v. Happersett: March 9, 1875.
61: The Page Act: March 1875.
62: United States v. Cruikshank: March 27, 1876.
63: Ulysses S. Grant’s Speech to the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia: May 10, 1876.
64: An Act Creating an Electoral Commission: January 29, 1877.
65: Rutherford B. Hayes’s Inaugural Address: March 5, 1877.
66: Chief Sitting Bull’s Speech: 1877.
Timeline of Events.
Further Reading.
Index.
About the Author.