Congress and Reconstruction
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Congress and Reconstruction speech of Hon. John D. Baldwin of Massachusetts in the House of Representatives, April 7, 1866. by Baldwin, John D.

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  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Speeches in Congress.

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GenreSpeeches in Congress.
ContributionsMiscellaneous Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsAC901 .M5 vol. 475, no. 20
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Pagination7 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1247878M
LC Control Number94841517

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Congress repeatedly pushed for greater rights for freed people and a far more thorough reconstruction of the South, while Johnson pushed for leniency and a swifter reintegration. President Johnson lacked Lincoln’s political skills and instead exhibited a stubbornness and confrontational approach that aggravated an already difficult situation.   The last chapter of Foner’s book turns to a story well-known to historians and constitutional lawyers: The Supreme Court reshaped the compromises struck by the Reconstruction Congress Author: John Fabian Witt.   Seven books on reconstruction. By Katharine Whittemore Globe Correspondent, Ap , “The First Colored Senator and Representatives in the 41st and 42nd Congress Author: Katharine Whittemore. It's surprisingly hard to find a comprehensive book on Reconstruction - especially compared to the multitude of books on the Civil War itself. It's a deeply sad story of ideals turned into reality (the Radical Republican Congress of ) but then allowed to fail once an economic crisis appeared, key influencers died, and a disputed election Reviews:

  This book was the first full-length study of the role black Americans played in the crucial period after the Civil War when the slaves had been freed and the attempt was made to reconstruct American society. Hailed at the time, Black Reconstruction in America – has justly been called a classic. Du Bois history undermined the previous.   But, in this excerpt from the new book Reconstruction: A Concise History, It is dubious whether any Congress, Republican or Democrat, would . The Reconstruction implemented by Congress, which lasted from to , was aimed at reorganizing the Southern states after the Civil War, providing the means for readmitting them into the Union, and defining the means by which whites and blacks could live together in a nonslave society. That book—which brought together some of the country’s best historians and political scientists—showed the ways in which Congress has impacted all the big moments in American history: the end of slavery, industrialization and urbanization, the Great Depression, the creation of the New Deal and the Civil Rights Revolution of the s.

  Reconstruction, the turbulent era following the U.S. Civil War, was an effort to reunify the divided nation, address and integrate African Americans into society by rewriting the nation's laws and. Get this from a library! An American crisis: Congress and Reconstruction, [William Ranulf Brock].   FONER: The civil rights bill of , which is actually still on the books today over a century later, is one of the most critical laws ever passed by Congress.   E. Merton Coulter’s The South During Reconstruction () was also a major book in the Dunning tradition. W.E.B. Du Bois’ Black Reconstruction in America: () was a significant challenge to the Dunning School tradition. Meticulously researched, and offering a Marxist interpretation of the Civil War and Reconstruction eras in.