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Cause : Reconstruction America, 1863-1877

Author: Tonya Bolden
Publisher: New York, NY : Alfred A Knopf, 2014. ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tonya Bolden
ISBN: 9780375827969 037582796X
OCLC Number: 840477472
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's books, New York, in 2005"--Tp verso.
Description: 138 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: "Traitors must be punished" --
"To a 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" --
"Great obstruction" --
"Or other high crimes and misdemeanors" --
"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?" --
"Promises in your constitution" --
"A doubtful election" --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Selected sources --
Illustration credits --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Tonya Bolden.

Abstract:

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.
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