The Carpetbaggers

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Discusses the Reconstruction Era, the name of the period following the Civil War, and the citizens who moved from the Northern to the Southern United States, known as carpetbaggers, and their experiences to rebuild the South.
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Overview

Discusses the Reconstruction Era, the name of the period following the Civil War, and the citizens who moved from the Northern to the Southern United States, known as carpetbaggers, and their experiences to rebuild the South.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Compass Point Books brings the reader another important part of American history with this title. It carefully documents the effect that people from other states had on the Southern states when they moved there after the end of the American Civil War. Many carpetbaggers were elected to represent their adopted states in Congress or in state legislatures. Carpetbagger became a term used to identify people who were from the Northern states but came to the South to seek personal gain. This book clearly shows that there were many goods things accomplished by these non-native sons. Many people performed extremely courageous services to help southern Blacks become independent and successful after the war. There were others who only sought to cheat others and squander public funds. This is a fine book—it gives the reader a true sense of what a carpetbagger did. An index and historic sites related to the topic are also presented. The book is part of the "We the People" series. 2005, Compass Point Books, Ages 10 to 14.
—Barbara Youngblood
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756517717
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Series: We the People: Civil War Era Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,339,154
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Lucia Raatma received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of South Carolina and her master’s degree in cinema studies from New York University. She has written a wide range of books for young people. She lives with her family in Florida.
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