Freedom's Unfinished Revolution

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From the award-winning authors of Who Built America?, Freedom's Unfinished Revolution offers a ground-breaking presentation of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Filled with a wide array of original source materials including letters, speeches, excerpts from novels and newspapers, photographs, engravings, art and political cartoons, Freedom's Unfinished Revolution arose out of what the Teacher's Advisory Committee has called "the need and desire to create a textbook for high school students that would make the Reconstruction come alive."

Primary historical documents, artwork, and exercises present the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565841987
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/1/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 302
  • Age range: 12 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 0.67 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: History Is Us 1
Ch. 1 The Resistance to Slavery Grows 17
Ch. 2 Westward Expansion, Sectional Strife, and Civil War 37
Ch. 3 War Aims: Union or Freedom 61
Ch. 4 The Home Fronts 85
Ch. 5 Soldiers' Lives 107
Ch. 6 Retreat, Advance, and Victory: The Triumph of the Union 127
Ch. 7 "Nobody Knows the Trouble I Feel" 151
Ch. 8 Emancipation and the Meaning of Freedom 171
Ch. 9 Reconstruction or Reconciliation: Congress vs. the President 193
Ch. 10 Reconstruction in the South: Pushing From the Bottom Up 217
Ch. 11 The Promised Land 245
Ch. 12 Retreat 261
Epilogue: The Unfinished Revolution 277
Timeline 278
Recommended Reading, ASHP Videos & CD-ROMs 290
Index 296
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