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By James A. Henretta

Short and reasonable, but cautious to not sacrifice parts important to pupil studying, the United States supplies scholars and teachers every thing they wish — and not anything they don’t. The authors’ personal abridgement preserves the hallmark explanatory strength of the father or mother textual content, assisting scholars to appreciate not just what occurred yet why — so they’re by no means left puzzling over what’s vital. a special seven-part narrative constitution highlights the an important turning issues in American background and explores the dynamic forces shaping each one interval, facilitating scholars’ realizing of continuity and alter. The narrative is enriched and bolstered via shiny full-color artwork and punctiliously crafted maps, which supply precious instruments for pupil comprehension and enrichment. primary-source positive aspects in each bankruptcy make sure that scholars comprehend old occasions as they have been seen nationally and across the world. the result's a short ebook that, as well as being a very good fee, is a wonderful price.

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1 MO. KY. KANS. TENN. 1866 1869 ARK. 1868 1874 INDIAN TERRITORY NEW MEXICO TERRITORY MISS. 1870 1876 LA. C. 1868 1870 MILITARY DISTRICT NO. C. 1868 1877 MILITARY DISTRICT NO. 4 TEXAS 1870 1873 ALA. 1868 1874 GA. 1870 1871 N S ATLANTIC OCEAN FLA. 1868 1877 Gulf of Mexico 0 0 100 E W MILITARY DISTRICT NO. 3 MILITARY DISTRICT NO. 5 M E X I C O DEL. VA. 1870 1870 ILL. Military district boundary COLO. MD. 1 Reconstruction The federal government organized the Confederate states into five military districts during radical Reconstruction.

Often aided by federal troops, the local whites generally prevailed in this land war. In early 1866, as planters prepared for a new growing season, a battle took shape over the labor system that would replace slavery. Convinced that blacks needed supervision, planters wanted to retain the gang-labor system of the past, but with wages replacing the food, clothing, and shelter that the slaves had once received. The Freedmen’s Bureau, although watchful against exploitative labor contracts, sided with the planters.

I mean to own my own manhood,” responded one South Carolina freedman to an offer of wage work. ” The wage issue cut to the core of the former slaves’ struggle for freedom. Nothing had been more horrifying than the condition of slavery, in which their persons had been the property of others. When a master cast his eye on a slave woman, her husband had no recourse, nor, for that matter, was rape of a slave a crime. In a famous oration celebrating the anniversary of emancipation, the Reverend Henry M.

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