Reconstruction Following the Civil War in American History

Reconstruction Following the Civil War in American History

by Marsha Ziff
     
 

The period known as Reconstruction, after the North had won the Civil War and reunited the Union, was a troubled time for the United States. The South, which had fought for its independence, was bitter. Former slaves were freed, made citizens, and granted the right to vote, but still faced terrible discrimination. Author Marsha Ziff highlights the people and events… See more details below

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The period known as Reconstruction, after the North had won the Civil War and reunited the Union, was a troubled time for the United States. The South, which had fought for its independence, was bitter. Former slaves were freed, made citizens, and granted the right to vote, but still faced terrible discrimination. Author Marsha Ziff highlights the people and events involved in this turbulent period, examining the frustration and the determination of African Americans as they began their journey out of the ruins of slavery and the Civil War toward freedom and equality.

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Gr 6-10-Series entries that provide portraits of difficult periods in American history. Altman focuses on the history of slavery and the rise of the Abolition movement. Her text is filled with anecdotes about some of the movement's key figures, which help alleviate some of the dryness of the text. Ziff approaches her subject through reports on the progress and the effect of Reconstruction on the life of Robert Fitzgerald, a former Union soldier, teacher, and free black who moved South to be a teacher in Virginia and North Carolina. These vignettes help bring the story of this time to life. Average-quality, black-and-white photographs, reproductions, and maps illustrate the texts but only some add insight. Both works provide extensive notes and good lists for further reading. Useful titles for reports.-Elizabeth M. Reardon, McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766011403
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
In American History Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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