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Freedom's Unfinished Revolution : Civil War and Reconstruction - William Friedheim

Freedom's Unfinished Revolution

Civil War and Reconstruction

Paperback Published: 1st May 1996
ISBN: 9781565841987
Number Of Pages: 320
For Ages: 12 - 15 years old

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All to often, the history of the Civil War is taught in isolation, without reference to Reconstruction or its broader historical implications. Such an aproach obscures the most telling consequences of America's greatest conflict and the links between the 1860s and 1870s and our modern world. While the failures of Reconstruction led to generations of racial injustice, its successes paved the way for the eventual emergence of the modern Civil Rights Movement. Written by the award-winning authors of "Who Built America?", this work is an attempt to retell this pivotal episode in American history for high-school students. It examines the ways that "ordinary" people - men and women, black and white, Northern and Southern - experienced and helped shape the major events of the era. It highlights the vital role of African Americans, a group whose actions and achievements in this period are often overlooked, although they stood at the centre of national debate. This book contains primary historical documents, including letters, speeches, and excerpts from novels and newspapers. It offers students a glimpse of the war and its aftermath - the struggle to rebuild the South and construct a new society.

Introduction: History Is Usp. 1
The Resistance to Slavery Growsp. 17
Westward Expansion, Sectional Strife, and Civil Warp. 37
War Aims: Union or Freedomp. 61
The Home Frontsp. 85
Soldiers' Livesp. 107
Retreat, Advance, and Victory: The Triumph of the Unionp. 127
"Nobody Knows the Trouble I Feel"p. 151
Emancipation and the Meaning of Freedomp. 171
Reconstruction or Reconciliation: Congress vs. the Presidentp. 193
Reconstruction in the South: Pushing From the Bottom Upp. 217
The Promised Landp. 245
Retreatp. 261
Epilogue: The Unfinished Revolutionp. 277
Timelinep. 278
Recommended Reading, ASHP Videos and CD-ROMsp. 290
Indexp. 296
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ISBN: 9781565841987
ISBN-10: 1565841980
Series: American Social History Project
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 12 - 15 years old
For Grades: 7 - 10
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st May 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.45  x 4.55
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1