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When at last those chains were broken, after a bitter war that divided the nation, the emancipated people rejoiced at their first glimpse of freedom. But ...
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When at last those chains were broken, after a bitter war that divided the nation, the emancipated people rejoiced at their first glimpse of freedom. But the road ahead would be perilous and cruel. The Reconstruction period -- from the end of the Civil War to 1877 -- was perhaps the most hope-filled and the most devastating for the nation's African-American population.
An account of African-American life in the period of Reconstruction following the Civil War, based on first-person narratives, contemporary documents, and other historical sources.
|1.||A House Divided||14|
|Brief Biography: Phillis Wheatley||21|
|2.||Free at Last||23|
|Brief Biography: Frederick Douglass||30|
|3.||Ties that Bind||33|
|4.||The Coming Day||40|
|Brief Biography: William Edward Burghardt Du Bois||45|
|5.||The Freedmen's Bureau||48|
|Brief Biography: Martin R. Delany||58|
|6.||The South Rises||61|
|7.||One More River to Cross||68|
|10.||The New South||89|
|11.||Men of the People||102|
|Brief Biography: John R. Lynch||108|
|12.||Educating the Freedmen||111|
|13.||John Brown's Body||117|
|Brief Biography: Charlotte Forten Grimke||124|
|14.||Beginning of the End||127|