The New South and the Old West 1866-1890 (Discovering U. S. History Series)

Overview

The end of the Civil War brought significant change to the United States. The war had destroyed the South, ushering in an age of rebuilding that created a new South free from slavery and open to progress and industrialization. But much of the promise of the post-war South was lost in the political heat of Reconstruction. At the same time, more people began to migrate to the Old West. But just as Reconstruction and its aftermath ultimately failed to lift newly freed blacks out from under white racism, so the ...

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Overview

The end of the Civil War brought significant change to the United States. The war had destroyed the South, ushering in an age of rebuilding that created a new South free from slavery and open to progress and industrialization. But much of the promise of the post-war South was lost in the political heat of Reconstruction. At the same time, more people began to migrate to the Old West. But just as Reconstruction and its aftermath ultimately failed to lift newly freed blacks out from under white racism, so the settling of the West left thousands of Indians dispossessed and defeated. The New South and the Old West: 1866-1890 takes readers on a journey through the efforts to reconstruct the ravaged South and the push to create new life in the promising land to the west of the Mississippi.

Discovering U.S. History spans the complex and dramatic history of the United States from prehistoric times to the present day. Through a compelling narrative, thought-provoking boxed insets, and lively illustrations, each volume brings to life the people and events that have shaped the nation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604133547
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Discovering U. S. History Series
  • Pages: 136
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Red Cloud's War 7

Map: Spanning the Continent 14

1 Rebuilding the South 17

2 A Mixed Record 32

3 The Age of Jim Crow 47

4 Mining the West 58

5 Cattle and Cowboys 72

6 The Homesteaders 89

7 The End of the Indian 104

Chronology and Timeline 120

Glossary 124

Bibliography 128

Further Resources 130

Picture Credits 132

Index 133

About the Author and Consultant 136

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