Reconstruction and the Constitution 1866-1876 (Classic Reprint)

Reconstruction and the Constitution 1866-1876 (Classic Reprint)

by John William Burgess
     
 

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In my preface to "The Middle Period" I wrote that the re-establishment of a real national brotherhood between the North and the South could be attained only on the basis of a sincere and genuine acknowledgment by the South that secession was an error as well as a failure. I come now to supplement this

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Excerpt from Reconstruction and the Constitution 1866-1876

In my preface to "The Middle Period" I wrote that the re-establishment of a real national brotherhood between the North and the South could be attained only on the basis of a sincere and genuine acknowledgment by the South that secession was an error as well as a failure. I come now to supplement this contention with the proposition that a corresponding acknowledgment on the part of the North in regard to Reconstruction between 1866 and 1876 is equally necessary.

In making this demand, I must not be understood as questioning in the slightest degree the sincerity of the North in the main purpose of the Reconstruction policy of that period. On the other hand, I maintain that that purpose was entirely praiseworthy. It was simply to secure the civil rights of the newly emancipated race, and to re-establish loyal Commonwealths in the South. But there is now little question that erroneous means were chosen.

Two ways were open for the attainment of the end sought.

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ISBN-13:
9781330507469
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/30/2015
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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