A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, by Mary Beth Norton, Jane Kamensky, Carol Sheriff, David W.

By Mary Beth Norton, Jane Kamensky, Carol Sheriff, David W. Blight, Howard Chudacoff

A humans AND A kingdom is a best-selling textual content providing a lively narrative that tells the tales of everybody within the usa. The authors' awareness to race and racial id and their inclusion of daily humans and pop culture brings background to existence, attractive readers and inspiring them to visualize what existence was once relatively like long ago.

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Two, who would rule in the federal government—Congress or the president? Three, what were the dimensions of black freedom, and what rights under law would the freedmen enjoy? And four, would Reconstruction be a preservation of the old republic or a second Revolution, a reinvention of a new republic? Abraham Lincoln had never been antisouthern, though he had become the leader of an antislavery war. He lost three brothers-in-law, killed in the war on the Lincoln’s Confederate side. His worst 10 Percent Plan fear was that the war would collapse at the end into guerrilla warfare across the South, with surviving bands of Confederates carrying on resistance.

Some rural dwellers established small, all-black settlements that still exist along the back roads of the South. Even once-privileged Link to Jourdan slaves desired such indeAnderson’s letter to his pendence and social sepaformer master. ration. ” In addition to a fair employer, what freed men and women most wanted was the ownership of land. Land represented self-sufficiency and a chance to gain comFreedpeople’s pensation for generations of Desire for Land bondage. General Sherman’s special Field Order Number 15, issued in February 1865, set aside 400,000 acres of land in the Sea Islands region for the exclusive settlement of freedpeople.

Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. CHAPTER 16 Reconstruction: An Unfinished Revolution | 1865–1877 merchants almost as oppressively as slavery had bound them to their masters. Many white farmers became debtors, too, gradually lost their land, and joined the ranks of sharecroppers. By the end of Reconstruction, over onethird of all southern farms were worked by sharecropping tenants, white and black.

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