The Nation Reunited : War's Aftermath by Time-Life Books

By Time-Life Books

Time-Life Civil conflict sequence 27 of 27

Another very good publication within the Time-Life sequence at the Civil struggle. This quantity seems at Reconstruction and its aftermath, the impeachment of President Johnson, the increase of capital in the US, the corrupt presidency of supply and the westward shift of american citizens to the West. full of images, interval illustrations and photographs of artifacts it's a great source for knowing post-Civil battle the USA. comprises sidebars on Jefferson Davis, the Grand assessment, Lee, the frontier military, Thomas Nast, lifestyles for the freedmen after the battle and the veterans' reunions

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Witnesses told of assaults on the black community and seizure of black prop- erty, coupled with an intense resentment of former master. Northerners was blacks that had prompted one elderly South- the birth of organized intimidation of blacks erner to remark: "If you take away the mili- Even more disturbing and Unionists, to as practiced by the Ku Klux tary from Tennessee, the buzzards can't eat The Klan, the Knights of the White Camelia, the up the niggers Sons of Midnight and various other quasi- publication of such testimony led to a hard- military organizations.

FROM THE "I 14TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION, do not want son," wrote to lose 1868 my faith in Andy John- New York lawyer and diarist George Templeton Strong in the winter of right to vote to ex-Confederates, while giving to Southern Negroes. Moderates thought that temporary disenfranchisement of the it 1866. Strong's sentiment was shared by former Confederates would be sufficient many punishment, and that others, but their confidence in the President was slipping nonetheless. " So extreme was Andrew program that emerged, admitted Senator James W.

Ing newly elected Georgia Senator Alexander noted that there were also daily, random acts H. Stephens, who, of violence that went largely unnoticed. In sion to the as Vice President of the Confederacy, had declared that man 34 "slavery — subordination lor the black to the superi- Three months after the carnage Memphis, blacks marching to a suf-' ii suffrage convention were attacked by a The death intents whit docility to "kill the last slavery to all ol had been shot, the chief of police told his convention When Congress reconvened in December, of 46 blacks by gangs program.

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