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

By Mary Beth Norton, Carol Sheriff, David M. Katzman, David W. Blight, Howard P. Chudacoff

The short version of A humans AND A state preserves the text's method of American historical past as a narrative of all American humans. recognized for a few strengths, together with its well-respected writer workforce and interesting narrative, the booklet emphasizes social background, giving specific consciousness to race and racial identification. Like its full-length counterpart, the short 8th version makes a speciality of tales of daily humans, cultural variety, paintings, and pop culture. a brand new layout makes for less complicated studying and note-taking. occasions as much as and together with the election of 2008 are up-to-date and incorporated, and new bankruptcy has been written on "The Contested West." on hand within the following cut up strategies: A humans AND A state, short 8th variation whole (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 0547175582; quantity I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0547175590; quantity II: considering that 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 0547175604.

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3 LA. Military District No. 5 Jun. 25, 1868 Jan. 2, 1877 FLA. Jun. 25, 1868 Jan. 1 The Reconstruction This map shows the five military districts established when Congress passed the Reconstruction Act of 1867. As the dates within each state indicate, conservative Democratic forces quickly regained control of government in four southern states. So-called Radical Reconstruction was curtailed in most of the others, as factions within the weakened Republican Party began to cooperate with conservative Democrats.

Freedpeople’s Desire for Land Blacks hungered for education that previously belonged only to whites. With freedom, they started schools, and on log seats and dirt floors, freed men and women studied in old almanacs and discarded dictionaries. 50 a month—which constituted major portions of a person’s agricultural wages and totaled more than $1 million by 1870. In its brief life, the Freedmen’s Bureau founded over four thousand schools, and northern reformers established others through private philanthropy.

Landless former slaves “must be in friendly relations with the great body of the whites in the state,” he explained. “Otherwise . . ” Despised and lacking power, southern Republicans strove for safe ways to gain a foothold in a depressed economy. Far from being vindictive toward the race that enslaved them, most southern blacks appealed to whites to be fair. Hence, the South’s Republican Party condemned itself to defeat if white voters would not cooperate. Within a few years most fledgling Republican parties in the southern states would be struggling for survival against violent white hostility.

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