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Title:
Reconstruction
Author:
Dudley, William, 1964-
Publication Information:
San Diego, [CA] : Greenhaven Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
122 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780737713565

9780737713572
Format :
Book

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Summary

After the Civil War, the country was confronted with the difficult task of admitting the southern states back into the Union, rebuilding government institutions, and assisting the freed slaves. This anthology focuses on the debates that arose concerning these and other issues that faced the nation as it attempted to heal the wounds of war.


Summary

After the Civil War, the country was confronted with the difficult task of admitting the southern states back into the Union, rebuilding government institutions, and assisting the freed slaves. This anthology focuses on the debates that arose concerning these and other issues that faced the nation as it attempted to heal the wounds of war.


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Twelve articles examine conflicting 19th-century thoughts on how the South should be rebuilt and reintegrated into the political, social, and economic union of states after the Civil War. The introduction explains the myriad ideas of reconstruction including those of President Lincoln, the Radical Republicans in Congress, and President Andrew Johnson. Chapter one, "Dealing with the Rebellious South," includes expositions by Thaddeus Stevens, who believed that the South should be treated as conquered territory, and by President Andrew Johnson, who held the opposite view. "Securing the Rights of Blacks" presents contrary opinions of the Freedman's Bureau and a civil rights bill that would have given former slaves the right to vote and equal access to public facilities. Chapter three offers 20th-century assessments of reconstruction by James Ford Rhodes and W.E.B. Du Bois. Each of the entries is preceded by a useful summary of the author's main points, which will help those students challenged by the material. An excellent introduction to the world of historiography.-Patricia Ann Owens, Wabash Valley College, Mt. Carmel, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Twelve articles examine conflicting 19th-century thoughts on how the South should be rebuilt and reintegrated into the political, social, and economic union of states after the Civil War. The introduction explains the myriad ideas of reconstruction including those of President Lincoln, the Radical Republicans in Congress, and President Andrew Johnson. Chapter one, "Dealing with the Rebellious South," includes expositions by Thaddeus Stevens, who believed that the South should be treated as conquered territory, and by President Andrew Johnson, who held the opposite view. "Securing the Rights of Blacks" presents contrary opinions of the Freedman's Bureau and a civil rights bill that would have given former slaves the right to vote and equal access to public facilities. Chapter three offers 20th-century assessments of reconstruction by James Ford Rhodes and W.E.B. Du Bois. Each of the entries is preceded by a useful summary of the author's main points, which will help those students challenged by the material. An excellent introduction to the world of historiography.-Patricia Ann Owens, Wabash Valley College, Mt. Carmel, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.