Civil war reconstruction summary: there are two basic areas of topics in regards to the reconstruction era one covers a period from 1865-1877 and is as broad as the us history in its entirety and the other sticks mainly to the southern states and dates from 1863-1877. Books on reconstruction after the civil war score a book's total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. On this 150th anniversary of the surrender at appomattox, americans mark the end of the civil war the questions at the heart of the war, though, still occupy the nation, which has never truly. Part one narrator: april 11th, 1865, two days after the end of the civil war in the white house, president abraham lincoln agonized over his first speech since the defeat of the south. This unparalleled nature of the expansion of political and civil rights in the united states under radical reconstruction had a tremendous impact on life in the south, where the majority of african americans lived at the time.
Reconstruction of the south after the civil war was viewed by the victorious northerners as a) a means by which the industrial capacity of the south could be rebuilt b) the best means by which poor whites could be given positions of power in the south. Presidential reconstruction in the spring of 1865, the civil war came to an end, leaving over 620,000 dead and a devastating path of destruction throughout the south. Go read history textbooks, they will tell you what really happened, or books like franklin's reconstruction after the civil war he will tell you what really happened, not made up nonsense like my information. The atlanta history center is home to turning point: the american civil war, one of the nation's largest and most complete civil war exhibitions experience the civil war from the perspective of soldiers and civilians with audio tours, films and more than 1,500 civil war artifacts.
Written in 1935, black reconstruction literally rewrote the official history of the civil war and reconstruction eras prior to du bois, it was commonly accepted that the civil war was a tragic conflict that set brother against brother, with the generic slaves acting merely as an historical backdrop. The period of us history between the us civil war and the theodore roosevelt administration is currently an extremely overlooked period, and it is nice to see a book that takes a good look at this time frame. The period of reconstruction took place in the southern united states from the end of the civil war in 1865 until 1877 the era was marked by intense controversies, which included the impeachment of a president, outbreaks of racial violence, and the passage of constitutional amendments.
But others now say this period after the civil war was a necessary step in creating a different kind of south from the one which had existed before historians do agree that reconstruction changed the united states in several important ways. But others now say this period after the civil war was a necessary step in creating a different kind of south from the one which had existed before historians do agree that reconstruction changed. The civil war is often thought of as the first conflict to be fought as a modern total war that is, a war that knew no boundaries, no rules, no exceptions and no mercy a war where all atrocities and all criminality was covered over by the concept of military necessity in pursuit of the over-riding objective: achieving a complete and.
This probing look at a generation of new orleanians and how they redefined a society shattered by the civil war engages historical actors on their own terms and makes real the human dimension of life during this difficult period in american history. After the triumph of world war ii and in the glow of the cold war's end, leading historians interpreted the civil war as a chapter in the relentless destruction of slavery and the spread of democracy by the forces of modernization over the forces of reaction.
Reconstruction: a state divided in most places, reconstruction began after the civil war, but not in louisiana union soldiers had defeated new orleans early in the war, and had the opportunity to test out their reconstruction strategy in the state of louisiana before the fighting had ended everywhere else. Purpose edit reconstruction addressed how the eleven seceding states would regain self-government and be reseated in congress, the civil status of the former leaders of the confederacy, and the constitutional and legal status of freedmen, especially their civil rights and whether they should be given the right to vote. The civil war was not fought to free the slaves there was no emancipation proclamation until after the civil war was well underway the non-slave north had a more states giving them a majority in the senate and a much larger population which gave them a majority in the house.