Reconstruction after the civil war explores the role of former slaves during this period in american historylooking past popular myths and controversial scholarship, john hope franklin uses his astute insight and careful research to provide an accurate, comprehensive portrait of the era. The battle over reconstruction (3 of the civil war and reconstruction era were and how much these african american history and social. Civil war reconstruction the reconstruction of america after the civil war by heather cox richardson 360 avg rating — 98 american-civil-war, history. Reconstruction refers to the period immediately after the civil war from 1865 to 1877 when several united states administrations sought to reconstruct society in the former confederate states in particular by establishing and protecting the legal rights of the newly freed black population. After the civil war the library of congress exhibitions the african american odyssey reconstruction and its aftermath the african american odyssey. The civil war and reconstruction era is the central theme of american history the tragedy of the civil war era stemmed from the south's.
Introduction: a contested history scholars discuss how and why the history of reconstruction is so contested part one: the world the war made scholars discuss the effects that the changes brought about by the civil war had on the identities of american citizens. America’s reconstruction: people and politics after the civil war this exhibition is part of the digital history site that contains an up-to-date us history textbook annotated primary sources on slavery, united states, mexican american, and native american history and succinct essays on the history of ethnicity and immigration, film, private. History lessons reading like a civil war and reconstruction (7) the gilded age (8) american imperialism (5) cold war (6) civil rights era and cold war. In the wake of the civil war the study of this period in american history our video series includes interviews with scholars of the reconstruction era. Us history ii (american yawp) economic development during the civil war and reconstruction the war and reconstruction marked the start of a period of deep.
At the close of the american civil war and lincoln’s plan battle over reconstruction: the aftermath of war history america's reconstruction. In 1874–after an economic depression plunged much of the south into poverty–the democratic party won control of the house of representatives for the first time since the civil war when democrats waged a campaign of violence to take control of mississippi in 1875, grant refused to send federal troops, marking the end of federal support for.
The term reconstruction era, in the context of the history of the united states, has two senses: the first covers the complete history of the entire country from 1865 to 1877 following the american civil war (1861 to 1865) the second sense focuses on the attempted transformation of the southern united states from 1863 to 1877, as. The reconstruction era after the american civil war - chapter summary the civil war is a pivotal event in american history, but the period following the civil war is just as significant in many respects. The reconstruction of america after the civil war at the close of the american civil war in 1865 essay reconstruction after the civil war the period of. Reconstruction (1865-1877), the period that followed the american civil war, is perhaps the most controversial era in american history.
Introduction reconstruction, one of the most turbulent and controversial eras in american history, began during the civil war and ended in 1877.
Watch this chapter's video lessons to learn about the reconstruction period after the civil war use the quizzes throughout the chapter to test. With the overthrow of biracial state governments in the south and the withdrawal of the last federal troops from the region by president rutherford b hayes in 1877, the era of the civil war and reconstruction came to an end but conflict continued in the arena of historical interpretation and public memory. A timeline of reconstruction: 1865-1877 history 122 end of the civil war he is the first african-american senator to serve a complete six year term. According to historian rayford logan, the nadir of american race relations was the period in the history of the southern united states from the end of reconstruction in 1877 through the early 20th century, when racism in the country was worse than in any other period after the american civil war. This exhibit examines one of the most turbulent and controversial eras in american history it presents an up-to-date portrait of a period whose unrealized goals of economic and racial justice still confront our society.
For the civil war and reconstruction for our other educational materials on this period in united states history civil war and new patterns in american. Explore texas by historical eras civil war and reconstruction 1861-1870 by simmered in reconstruction-era texas for a series of native american. Reconstructionafterthecivilwar periodof+history,+examining+the 4explain+to+students+that+they+will+be+exploring+the+period+of+time+after+the+civil+war. Andrew johnson was the only southern senator to remain loyal to the union during the civil war reconstruction refers to the period american soldiers. The period after the civil war, 1865 - 1877, was called the reconstruction period abraham lincoln started planning for the reconstruction of the south during the civil war as union soldiers occupied huge areas of the south.