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Civil War Final

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On May 13, 2016
#Historians @ihr_history not all ‘owl-like.. bedraggled’ but rollicking, well-groomed, sane-looking. Daily Mail 1931 pic.twitter.com/fEwaU1L3Bx — IHR Library (@IHR_Library) May 11, 2016 Take my final in History 365: The Civil War and Reconstruction Answer 1 of the following 2 questions. 1) In a 7-8 page paper, answer the following question: Are the years 1865-1877 best understood […]
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Reconstruction and Government

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On November 9, 2015
David Blight makes an important point about Reconstruction–that among other things, the Radical Republicans were spurred by a fervent belief in the efficacy of the federal government to write wrongs and effectively administer programs, something that scared the defenders of white supremacy who wanted to oppress African-Americans. Reconstruction statesmen did not have ready-made constitutional blueprints […]
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Ku Klux Klan member, Tennessee, 1868 This is a good piece summarizing the one area of U.S. history that the National Park Service has done a terrible job commemorating, which is, not surprisingly, Reconstruction. The NPS does a really commendable job of remembering the American past, especially given its increasingly limited resources spread out over […]

Losing the Peace

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On April 10, 2015

We enjoyed celebrating the 150th anniversary of crushing treason in defense of slavery. Time to start bemoaning the 150th anniversary of losing the peace. As Reconstruction got underway, former Confed

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