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Heroes of the American Reconstruction profiles of sixteen educators, politicians, and activists by Stanley Turkel

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Published by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-178) and index.

StatementStanley Turkel.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE668 .T87 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 184 p. :
Number of Pages184
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3296647M
ISBN 100786419431
LC Control Number2004020954

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  The history of post-Civil War Reconstruction wasn't written by the winners. Congress forced Reconstruction on an unrepentant South steeped in resentment and hatred, where old attitudes still held sway, murder and depredations against freed slaves and sympathizers were rampant, and black laws swapped the physical bonds of slavery for legislative ones.   Heroes of the American Reconstruction by Stanley Turkel, , available at Book Depository with free delivery : Stanley Turkel. Contents Preface 1 1. Background of Reconstruction 00 2. Adelbert Ames () Medal of Honor Winner, General, Senator, Governor 3. Samuel Chapman Armstrong () Union Army General and Founder of Hampton Institute 4. Blanche Kelso Bruce () First African-American to Serve a Full Term in the U.S. Senate 5. Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of War and Reconstruction, (Hardcover).

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