Reconstruction: A Reference Guide

Editor/Author Teed, Paul E. and Teed, Melissa Ladd
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $63.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $94.50
ISBN: 978-1-61-069532-9
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 24
Book Status: Available
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Reconstruction: A Reference Guide covers the entire period of Reconstruction (1863-1877) with a special emphasis on the struggle for social and political equality in the post-Civil War South. The book's analytical essays, selection of primary documents, and biographies of key participants give readers an understanding of social, political, and economic changes that occurred during this important period as well as provide opportunities to explore more specific issues and debates.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • Series Foreword
  • Preface
  • Chronology
  • Prologue: Slavery, War, and Emancipation
  • Chapter 1. Wartime Experiments and the Meaning of Freedom
  • Chapter 2. Presidential Reconstruction: The Emerging Conflict
  • Chapter 3. Toward Radical Reconstruction
  • Chapter 4. Congressional Reconstruction at High Tide
  • Chapter 5. Reconstruction in the States
  • Chapter 6. The Defeat of Reconstruction
  • Analytical Essays
  • Counterfactual Essay: Would Reconstruction Have Been Different If Lincoln Had Lived?
  • Defining Moments Essay: How Did the Passage of the Southern Black Codes Change the Direction of Reconstruction?
  • Document Analysis Essay: The Fourteenth Amendment
  • Perspectives Essay: How Radical Was Radical Reconstruction?
  • Biographical Essays
  • Adelbert Ames (1835–1933)
  • Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)
  • William G. Brownlow (1805–1877)
  • Blanche K. Bruce (1841–1898)
  • Richard “Daddy” Cain (1825–1887)
  • Frederick Douglass (1818–1895)
  • Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885)
  • Charlotte Forten Grimké (1837–1914)
  • Wade Hampton III (1818–1902)
  • Gen. Oliver O. Howard (1830–1909)
  • Andrew Johnson (1808–1875)
  • Lucius Quintus Lamar (1825–1896)
  • P. B. S. Pinchback (1837–1921)
  • Hiram Revels (1827–1901)
  • Carl Schurz (1829–1906)
  • Philip Sheridan (1831–1888)
  • Robert Smalls (1839–1915)
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902)
  • Thaddeus Stevens (1792–1868)
  • Charles Sumner (1811–1874)
  • Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas (1834–1907)
  • Albion Tourgée (1838–1905)
  • Laura Towne (1825–1901)
  • Primary Documents
  • 1. The Thirteenth Amendment
  • 2. Address from the Colored Citizens of Norfolk, Virginia, to the People of the United States
  • 3. Mississippi Black Codes
  • 4. Circular No. 2, by the Mississippi Freedmen's Bureau Assistant Commissioner, Samuel Thomas
  • 5. Andrew Johnson, “Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction,” May 29, 1865
  • 6. Speech of Thaddeus Stevens, December 18, 1865
  • 7. 1866 Civil Rights Act
  • 8. Andrew Johnson, Veto of the Civil Rights Bill, March 27, 1866
  • 9. First Reconstruction Act, March 2, 1867
  • 10. Andrew Johnson, Veto of the First Military Reconstruction Act, March 2, 1867
  • 11. Editorial Response to the Veto of the Military Reconstruction Bill
  • 12. Frederick Douglass, “What the Black Man Wants”
  • 13. The Fifteenth Amendment
  • 14. Elizabeth Cady Stanton on Suffrage
  • 15. Charles Sumner on the Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson, May 26, 1868
  • 16. Case of Fanny Tipton v. Richard Sanford, Huntsville, Alabama, March 24, 1866
  • 17. The letter of Phebe Trotter to Provost Marshal and the affidavit of Eliza Avant were enclosed in a letter that Chaplain L. S. Livermore sent to Lt. Col. R. S. Donaldson, January 10, 1866
  • 18. Testimony of Isaac A. Postle
  • 19. Laura Towne Letters on Election Violence in South Carolina
  • 20. Representative James M. Leach's Opposition to the Ku Klux Act, 1871
  • 21. Hiram Revels to President U.S. Grant, November 6, 1875
  • 22. Adelbert Ames to the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, January, 4, 1876
  • Annotated Bibliography