The Reconstruction era : primary documents on events from 1865 to 1877 / [compiled by] Donna L. Dickerson.Material type: TextSeries: Debating historical issues in the media of the time: Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003Description: xviii, 432 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 0313320942 (alk. paper); 9780313320941 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Sources | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Press coverage | American newspapers -- History -- 19th century | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Public opinion | Public opinion -- United States -- History -- 19th centuryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Reconstruction era.DDC classification: 973.8 LOC classification: E668 | .D545 2003
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-410) and index.
Introduction : Newspapers during Reconstruction --Chronology of events -- The first year : expressions of hope and concern, 1865 -- John's presidential Reconstruction plan, 1865-66 -- The Freedman's Bureau, 1865-72 -- Black Codes, 1865 -- Seating the South's congressional delegation, 1865 -- President Johnson versus radical Congress, 1866 -- Freedman's Bureau Act, 1866 -- Civil Rights Act of 1866 -- Black suffrage : before the vote, 1865-66 -- The Fourteenth Amendment, 1866 -- New Orleans Riot, 1866 -- Congressional Reconstruction, 1867 -- Black suffrage : the first vote, 1867 -- The Alaska purchase, 1867-- Impeachment of President Johnson, 1868 -- Creating the carpetbagger myth, 1867-69 -- The battle for woman suffrage, 1867-70 -- Indian policy in the West, 1867-70 -- Violence and the Ku Klux Klan, 1867-72 -- Sunday liquor laws, 1866-73-- Mormons and polygamy, 1870-77 -- Black suffrage : the Fifteenth Amendment and beyond, 1869-77 -- Chinese immigration, 1867-72 -- Boss Tweed and his New York ring, 1870-73 -- The Crédit Mobilier Scandal, 1872-73 -- The trial of Susan B. Anthony, 1873 -- The Civil Rights Act of 1875 -- The Hamburg Massacre, 1876 -- The compromised election of 1876 -- The end of Reconstruction, 1874-77.
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School Library Journal ReviewGr 9 Up-These collections feature excerpts from contemporary newspapers-opinion pieces, essays, letters, interviews, and poems-in addition to straightforward reporting. Each covers 26 to 30 key events and issues, with 4 to 12 excerpts for each presented in a pro/con format. Each chapter begins with an overview of the issue/event and brief summary of the documents, and concludes with discussion questions. A few black-and-white illustrations are included. Unfortunately, there are no maps or descriptive lists of persons and incidents mentioned. The absence of glossaries or annotations is a crucial omission. While a few difficult and/or unusual terms, archaic spellings, foreign phrases, and numerous allusions are defined, the vast majority are not and will stymie readers, e.g., phrenzy; "So mote it be!"; Volumnia; "a tournament with windmills"; Sylla; "the pas qui conte"; "-ye fustian declaimers for liberty!" Not all the chapters are balanced. Finally, there is little attempt to identify misinformation in the excerpts. Although no other titles use only newspapers, a few focus on primary documents. Brenda Stalcup's Reconstruction (Greenhaven, 1995) uses a similar format and is thoughtful and readable, with pertinent documents, discussion questions, a chronology, an annotated bibliography, and political cartoons. David F. Burg's The American Revolution (2001) and Joe H. Kirchberger's The Civil War and Reconstruction (1990, both Facts On File) contain historical data, detailed chronologies, and short "eyewitness testimony" arranged chronologically, as well as maps and biographies. Any of these books will be more useful to students than these series titles.-Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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DONNA L.DICKERSON is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Communication at the University of Texas, Tyler.