Defining Moments: Reconstruction

Editor/Author Hillstrom, Laurie Collier
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $60.00
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ISBN: 978-1-78539-975-6
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 43
Book Status: Available
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Defining Moments: Reconstruction tells the story of the tumultuous period immediately following the Civil War, when the United States faced the enormous challenges of restoring ties with the shattered South and helping four million formerly enslaved people make the transition to new lives as free citizens.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • How to Use This Book
  • Research Topics for Defining Moments: Reconstruction
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1: Slavery and the Civil War
  • Chapter 2: Presidential Reconstruction
  • Chapter 3: White Southern Resistance
  • Chapter 4: Radical Reconstruction
  • Chapter 5: Segregation in the South
  • Chapter 6: The Civil Rights Movement
  • Chapter 7: Legacy of Reconstruction
  • Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) - President Who Enforced Congress's Radical Reconstruction Policies
  • Wade Hampton III (1818-1902) - South Carolina Politician Who Sanctioned Violent White Resistance
  • Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911) - Social Reformer and Poet Who Publicized the Struggles of Freedpeople
  • Oliver O. Howard (1830-1909) - Union General Who Oversaw the Freedmen's Bureau
  • Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) - President Who Fought with Congress over Reconstruction
  • Joseph H. Rainey (1832-1887) - Former Slave Who Served in the U.S. Congress during Reconstruction
  • Hiram R. Revels (1827-1901) - Minister and First African-American Member of the U.S. Senate
  • Robert Smalls (1839-1915) - Former Slave Who Became a Union War Hero and U.S. Congressman
  • Thaddeus Stevens (1792-1868) - Leader of the Radical Republicans in Congress during Reconstruction
  • Congress Issues the Wade-Davis Manifesto
  • Black Residents of Nashville Petition for Equality
  • A Former Slaveholder Reacts to Emancipation
  • A Southern Girl Relates the Hardships of Reconstruction
  • A Journalist Describes Postwar Destruction in the South
  • Andrew Johnson Pardons Confederates
  • Freedpeople in Virginia Demand Voting Rights
  • The Mississippi Legislature Enacts Black Codes
  • Thaddeus Stevens Opposes Presidential Reconstruction
  • Radical Republicans Pass the Reconstruction Acts
  • Wade Hampton III Promotes White Control of the South
  • A Black Legislator Resists Efforts to Unseat Him
  • A Black Leader Testifies about Racial Violence
  • Booker T. Washington Looks Back on Reconstruction
  • Eric Foner Examines the Legacy of Reconstruction
  • Important People, Places, and Terms
  • Chronology
  • Sources for Further Study
  • Bibliography
  • Photo and Illustration Credits