A People and a Nation : A History of the United States , by Mary Beth Norton, David M. Katzman, David W. Blight, Howard

By Mary Beth Norton, David M. Katzman, David W. Blight, Howard Chudacoff, Fredrik Logevall

This lively narrative demanding situations scholars to contemplate the that means of yankee heritage. considerate inclusion of the lives of daily humans, cultural range, paintings, and pop culture preserves the text's simple method of American heritage as a narrative of the entire American humans. The 7th variation keeps the emphasis at the distinct social heritage of the us and engages scholars via state of the art examine and scholarship. New content material comprises multiplied insurance of recent background (post-1945) with dialogue of overseas family, gender research, and race and racial kin.

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Northern Democrats, weakened by the war most of them had opposed in its final year, denounced any idea of racial equality and THE RADICALS supported Johnson’s policies. Conservative Republicans, despite their party loyalty, favored a limited federal role in Reconstruction. The Radical Republicans, led by Thaddeus Stevens, Charles Sumner, and George Julian, wanted to transform the South. Although a minority in their party, they had the advantage of clearly defined goals. They believed it was essential to democratize the South, establish public education, and ensure the rights of the freedpeople.

What was the constitutional basis for readmission of states to the Union and where, if anywhere, could American statesmen look for precedence or guidance? More specifically, four vexing problems compelled early thinking and would haunt the Reconstruction era throughout. One, who would rule in the South once it was defeated? Two, who would rule in the federal government, Congress or the president? Three, what were the dimensions of black freedom, and what rights under law would the freedmen enjoy?

We PARTY stood around and watched,” he explained. “We saw D. Sledge vote; he owned half the county. ” Women, who could not vote, encouraged their husbands and sons, and preachers exhorted their congregations to use the franchise. With such group spirit, zeal for voting spread through entire black communities. BLACK VOTERS Thanks to a large black turnout and the restrictions on prominent Confederates, a new southern Republican Party came to power in the constitutional conventions of 1868–1870. Republican delegates consisted of a sizable contingent of blacks (265 out of the total of just over 1,000 delegates throughout the South), some northerners who had moved to the South, and native southern whites who favored change.

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