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Cause : Reconstruction America, 1863-1877 (2005)
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Call Number Y/973.7/BOLDEN,T

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Published: New York : Knopf, c2005
Edition:  1st ed
Description:  138 p : ill. : 24 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 0375827951 (trade), 0375927956 (lib. bdg.), 9780375827952,
Language:  English


After the destruction of the Civil War, the United States faced the immense challenge of rebuilding a ravaged South and incorporating millions of freed slaves into the life of the nation. On April 11, 1865, President Lincoln introduced his plan for reconstruction, warning that the coming years would be "fraught with great difficulty." Three days later he was assassinated. The years to come witnessed a time of complex and controversial change. From the Hardcover edition



"Traitors must be punished" -- "To the fairer future of liberty and peace" -- "Johnson, we have faith in you" -- " This is a country for white men" -- " A blow to our government system" -- " We are Americans" -- " Cause" -- " Why not hang Thad Stevens!" -- " Making a whipping-post of the South" -- " We are wise enough" -- "The great obstruction" -- " Or other high crimes and misdemeanors" -- " The bill do pass" -- " Let us have peace" -- " On account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude" -- " We are governing the South too much" -- "All we want is to live under the law" -- "Why is this, ma?" -- " The promises in your constitutions" -- "A doubtful election" -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Selected sources -- Illustration credits -- Acknowledgments -- Index

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