The Reconstruction Era

These issues were rebuilding the south, readmitting the southern states to the Union, and racial equality. Problems like these led to chaos in nearly every direction. In my opinion, you had too many problems to try to solve in too little time. There were also too many people you had to deal with. Let me give you a example of this: The Union wanted equal rights for African Americans, but a lot of the southern states passed Black Codes. These codes were as close to slavery as they could get. Stampp is an expert in Civil War history and is the

author of Indiana Politics during the Civil War, And the War Came, and The Peculiar Institution. He edited The Causes of the Civil War and was co-author of The American Experience.

Stampp calls himself a revisionist and I agree and disagree with him about naming his views like this. To start out his first chapter of The Era of Reconstruction 1865-1877, he named it "The Tragic Legend of Reconstruction." This signifies to me that he thought the Reconstruction was a disaster. In short, I get the feeling of his whole overview in that one chapter title.

The first problem I would like to address with Reconstruction is the treatment of the former Confederacy. In earlier



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Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction... Byrd, RC (1990). The Senate-1789-1989; Chapter 15, The Era of Reconstruction: 1865-1868., US History. Castel, A. (1979). The Presidency of Andrew Johnson. ... (2474 10 )


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