By Eric Foner
A transparent, concise, brand new, authoritative historical past by means of one of many top historians within the country.
Give Me Liberty! is the best ebook available in the market since it works within the school room. A single-author ebook, Give Me Liberty! offers scholars a constant method, a unmarried narrative voice, and a coherent viewpoint during the textual content. Threaded during the chronological narrative is the subject of freedom in American background and the numerous conflicts over its altering meanings, its limits, and its accessibility to varied social and financial teams all through American historical past. The 3rd version areas American background extra totally in a world context. The pedagogy can be stronger within the 3rd variation, with a Visions of Freedom function in each one bankruptcy and extra huge end-of-chapter overview exercises.
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What were the main factors, in both the North and South, for the abandonment of Reconstruction? l©O n the evening of January 12, 1865, less than a month after Union forces captured Savannah, Georgia, twenty leaders of the city’s black community gathered for a discussion with General William T. Sherman and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. Mostly Baptist and Methodist ministers, the group included several men who within a few years would assume prominent positions during the era of Reconstruction that followed the Civil War.
The appalling loss of life, a disaster without parallel in the American experience, affected all classes of southerners. Nearly 260,000 men died for the Confederacy—more than one-fifth of the South’s adult male white population. The widespread destruction of work animals, farm buildings, and machinery ensured that economic revival would be slow and painful. In 1870, the value of property in the South, not counting that represented by slaves, was 30 percent lower than before the war. Planter families faced profound changes in the war’s aftermath.
My greatest debt, as always, is to my family—my wife, Lynn Garafola, for her good-natured support while I was preoccupied by a project that consumed more than its fair share of my time and energy, and my daughter, Daria, who while a ninth and tenth grader read every chapter as it was written and offered invaluable suggestions about improving the book’s clarity, logic, and grammar. Eric Foner New York City July 2010 GIVE ME LIBERTY! An American History Third Edition This page intentionally left blank C HAPTER 15 1865 Special Field Order 15 Lincoln assassinated; Andrew Johnson becomes president 1865– Presidential Reconstruction 1867 1865 Freedmen’s Bureau established 1866 Civil Rights Bill Ku Klux Klan established 1867 Reconstruction Act Tenure of Office Act 1867– Radical Reconstruction 1877 1868 Impeachment of President Johnson Fourteenth Amendment ratified 1869 Women’s feminist organization splits into two groups Inauguration of Ulysses S.