Reconstruction: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic

Editor: Zuczek, Richard
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Greenwood

Single-User Purchase Price: $100.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $150.00
ISBN: 978-1-61-069917-4
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 50
Book Status: Available
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The volume offers a concise introduction to and chronology of the Reconstruction period, scores of entries composed by subject experts, and an appendix that features key primary documents. The entries have been carefully chosen for their importance and relevance, are written in language accessible to high school students, and supply useful references for further investigation. This volume will be indispensable for research into Reconstruction and affords anyone studying the United States during this period insight and perspective, whether the topic be African American history, the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, or the coming of sharecropping.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Primary Documents
  • Guide to Related Topics
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • A
  • Abolitionists
  • Abolition of Slavery
  • Aiken, D. Wyatt (1828–1887)
  • Akerman, Amos Tappan (1821–1880)
  • Alabama
  • Alcorn, James Lusk (1816–1894)
  • American Missionary Association (AMA)
  • Ames, Adelbert (1835–1933)
  • Amnesty Proclamations
  • Arkansas
  • Ashley, James M. (1824–1896)
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (1865)
  • B
  • Banks, Nathaniel P. (1816–1894)
  • Bingham, John A. (1815–1900)
  • Black Codes
  • Black Suffrage
  • Black Troops (U.S. Colored Troops) in the Occupied South
  • Blair, Francis P., Sr. (1791–1876)
  • Bourbons
  • Boutwell, George S. (1818–1905)
  • Brooks-Baxter War (Arkansas)
  • Brown, Joseph Emerson (1821–1894)
  • Brownlow, William G. (“Parson”) (1805–1877)
  • Bruce, Blanche Kelso (1841–1898)
  • Bullock, Rufus B. (1834–1907)
  • Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
  • Butler, Benjamin Franklin (1818–1893)
  • C
  • Cain, Richard Harvey (1825–1887)
  • Cardoza, Francis L. (1837–1903)
  • Carpetbaggers
  • Chamberlain, Daniel Henry (1835–1907)
  • Chandler, Zachariah (1813–1879)
  • Chase, Salmon Portland (1808–1873)
  • Churches
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Rights Act of 1866
  • Civil Rights Act of 1875
  • Clayton, Powell (1833–1914)
  • Colfax, Schuyler (1823–1885)
  • Command of the Army Act (1867)
  • Compromise of 1877
  • Confiscation Acts
  • Congressional Reconstruction
  • Constitutional Conventions
  • Contraband, Slaves as
  • D
  • Davis, Edmund J. (1827–1883)
  • Davis, Jefferson Finis (1808–1889)
  • Delany, Martin R. (1812–1885)
  • Democratic National Convention (1868)
  • Democratic Party
  • Douglass, Frederick (ca. 1818–1895)
  • Dunn, Oscar James (ca. 1821–1871)
  • E
  • Edisto Island, South Carolina
  • Education
  • Elections of 1864
  • Elections of 1866
  • Elections of 1867
  • Elections of 1868
  • Elections of 1876
  • Elliott, Robert B. (1842–1884)
  • Enforcement Acts (1870, 1871, 1875)
  • F
  • Fessenden, William Pitt (1806–1869)
  • Field Order No. 15
  • Fifteenth Amendment (1870)
  • Florida
  • Forrest, Nathan Bedford (1821–1877)
  • Fourteenth Amendment (1868)
  • Freedman's Savings and Trust Company
  • Freedmen's Relief Societies
  • G
  • Garrison, William Lloyd (1805–1879)
  • Gary, Martin Witherspoon (1831–1881)
  • Georgia
  • Gordon, John B. (1832–1904)
  • Grant, Ulysses S. (1822–1885)
  • Greeley, Horace (1811–1872)
  • Grimes, James W. (1816–1872)
  • Gun Clubs
  • H
  • Hahn, Georg Michael Decker (1830–1886)
  • Hampton, Wade, III (1818–1902)
  • Hancock, Winfield Scott (1824–1886)
  • Hayes, Rutherford Birchard (1822–1893)
  • Holden, William Woods (1818–1892)
  • House Judiciary Committee
  • Howard, Oliver Otis (1830–1909)
  • Humphreys, Benjamin Grubb (1808–1882)
  • Hunnicutt, James Walter (1814–1880)
  • I
  • Impeachment Managers
  • Impeachment of Andrew Johnson (1868)
  • J
  • Jenkins, Charles J. (1807–1883)
  • Jim Crow Laws
  • Johnson, Andrew (1808–1875)
  • Joint Committee on Reconstruction
  • Joint Select Committee on the Conduct of War
  • Julian, George Washington (1817–1899)
  • K
  • Kellogg, William Pitt (1830–1918)
  • Kentucky
  • Kirk-Holden War (1869–1870)
  • Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
  • L
  • Labor Systems
  • Lincoln, Abraham (1809–1865)
  • Lindsay, Robert B. (1824–1902)
  • Lost Cause
  • Louisiana
  • Loyalty Oaths
  • Lynch, James D. (1839–1872)
  • Lynch, John R. (1847–1939)
  • M
  • Marvin, William (1808–1899)
  • Maryland
  • McCardle, Ex parte (1868)
  • Memphis Riot (1866)
  • Military Governors
  • Military Reconstruction Acts (1867–1868)
  • Militias
  • Milligan, Ex parte (1866)
  • Mississippi
  • Moses, Franklin J., Jr. (1838–1906)
  • N
  • Nast, Thomas (1840–1902)
  • National Union Movement (1866)
  • National Union Party (1864)
  • New Departure
  • New Orleans Riot (1866)
  • New South
  • Nicholls, Francis Redding Tillou (1834–1912)
  • North Carolina
  • O
  • Orr, James L. (1822–1873)
  • P
  • Packard, Stephen B. (1842–1922)
  • Pardons
  • Parsons, Lewis E. (1817–1895)
  • Patton, Robert M. (1809–1885)
  • Perry, Benjamin F. (1805–1886)
  • Pierpont, Francis H. (1814–1899)
  • Pinchback, Pinckney Benton Stewart (1837–1921)
  • Poll Tax
  • Port Royal Experiment
  • Presidential Reconstruction
  • Provisional Governors
  • R
  • Race Riots
  • Rainey, Joseph Hayne (1832–1887)
  • Recusants
  • Redemption
  • Red Shirts
  • Reed, Harrison (1813–1899)
  • Reid, Whitelaw (1837–1912)
  • Republicans, Liberal
  • Republicans, Moderate
  • Republicans, Radical
  • Revels, Hiram R. (1827–1901)
  • S
  • Scalawags
  • Scott, Robert K. (1826–1900)
  • Seymour, Horatio (1810–1886)
  • Sharkey, William L. (1798–1873)
  • Sherman, John (1823–1900)
  • Shotgun Plan
  • Slaughterhouse Cases (1873)
  • Smalls, Robert (1839–1915)
  • Smith, William H. (1826–1899)
  • South Carolina
  • Southern Claims Commission (SCC)
  • Southern Homestead Act (1866)
  • Stanton, Edwin M. (1814–1869)
  • Stevens, Thaddeus (1792–1868)
  • Suffrage
  • Sumner, Charles (1811–1874)
  • Supreme Court
  • T
  • Tennessee
  • Tenure of Office Act (1867)
  • Texas
  • Thirteenth Amendment (1865)
  • Throckmorton, James W. (1825–1894)
  • Tilden, Samuel J. (1814–1886)
  • Tourgée, Albion Winegar (1838–1905)
  • Trumbull, Lyman (1813–1896)
  • Twitchell, Marshall H. (1840–1905)
  • U
  • Union League of America
  • United States v. Cruikshank (1876)
  • U.S. Army and Reconstruction
  • V
  • Virginia
  • W
  • Wade, Benjamin Franklin (1800–1878)
  • Wade-Davis Bill (1864)
  • Warmoth, Henry Clay (1842–1931)
  • Wells, James M. (1808–1899)
  • West Virginia
  • White League
  • Worth, Jonathan (1802–1869)
  • Primary Documents
  • Appendix 1: Reconstruction Governors for Former Confederate States
  • Appendix 2: Dates of Readmission, Redemption, and Ratification of Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments for Former Confederate States
  • Selected Bibliography
  • About the Editor