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What Reconstruction Meant

Historical Memory in the American South (The American South Series)

by Bruce E. Baker

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Published by University of Virginia Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Civil war,
  • Racism & racial discrimination,
  • Social history,
  • Postwar period, 1945 to c 2000,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • History,
  • History - U.S.,
  • History: American,
  • South Carolina,
  • United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877),
  • United States - State & Local - South,
  • United States - General,
  • Historiography,
  • Public opinion,
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877),
  • Social aspects

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11352021M
    ISBN 100813926602
    ISBN 109780813926605

    In the North, Black labor and white labor were in direct competition with one another, furthering hatred between the two. The Confederacy in had towns and cities, with a total What Reconstruction Meant book ofpeople; of these,withpeople, were at some point occupied by Union forces. They permitted racial segregation and discrimination, and even sanctioned it, for over a century. What this essentially meant was re-enfranchising former Confederate generals and officials. When, however, the South went beyond reason and truculently demanded not simply its old political power but increased political power based on disfranchised Negroes, which it openly threatened to use for the revision of the tariff, for the repudiation of the national debt, for disestablishing the national banks, and for putting the new corporate form of industry under strict state regulation and rule, Northern industry was frightened and began to move towards the stand which abolition-democracy had already taken; namely, temporary dictatorship, endowed Negro education, legal civil rights, and eventually even votes for Negroes to offset the Southern threat of economic attack.

    Event reconstruction looks at connections between evidence, sequence of events, and identity of those involved. During Reconstruction, the What Reconstruction Meant book was divided into military districts for the supervision of elections to set up new state governments. White paramilitary organizationsespecially the Ku Klux Klan and also the White League and Red Shirts formed with the political aim of driving out the Republicans. Historian Harold Hyman says that in congressmen "described the oath as the last bulwark against the return of ex-rebels to power, the barrier behind which Southern Unionists and Negroes protected themselves. A decision needed to be made whether to allow just some or all former Confederates to vote and to hold office.

    In New Orleans and Memphis inmore than eighty Blacks were murdered What Reconstruction Meant book acts of political violence. Every Southern state came up with its own statutes aimed at controlling Black labor. The pressure from below is what made Reconstruction radical. A "Second Reconstruction," sparked by the Civil Rights Movementled to civil rights laws in and that ended legal segregation and re-opened the polls to blacks. The meager record of biracial organization does not allow us to fall back on the generalization that Black-white unity automatically placed labor in a better tactical position from which to attack capital.


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What Reconstruction Meant by Bruce E. Baker Download PDF Ebook

It is a wise choice of locale. But by What Reconstruction Meant book the era in which Blacks were most active politically, historians, filmmakers, politicians, and writers from across the country effectively acquitted the white South of disfranchising Blacks under the Redemption and Jim Crow periods.

But four years later, in the midst of a depression and corruption scandals that plagued the administration of Ulysses S. They suited their propaganda to their audience. Specific incident reconstruction deals with road traffic accidentsbombingshomicidesand accidents of any severity.

The Civil War resulted in a pitched battle to determine the future course of American politics and society, a battle that continues to reverberate today.

If Reconstruction proved Marx far closer to the mark that the proslavery Democrats, the link between Black freedom and white labor mobilization still needs explanation.

Reconstruction (1865

A Republican coalition of freedmen, Southerners supportive of the Union derisively called "scalawags" by white Democratsand Northerners who had migrated to the South derisively called "carpetbaggers" —some of whom were returning natives, but were What Reconstruction Meant book Union veterans—organized to create constitutional conventions.

Emancipation changed the stakes of the Civil War, ensuring that a Union victory would mean large-scale social revolution in the South. The Congressional elections turned on the issue of Reconstruction, producing a sweeping Republican victory in the North, and providing the Radical Republicans with sufficient control of Congress to override Johnson's vetoes and commence their own "Radical Reconstruction" in Where they could not win the vote, they simply shot and killed Black officeholders and replaced them with white men.

McNamara is a history expert and former magazine journalist.

Reconstruction

Northerners felt the southerners were still persecuting freed slaves through the imposition of racist laws, called "black codes. But their similarity to the Southern Black codes was not lost on many. While many slaves were illiterate, educated blacks including escaped slaves moved down from the North to aid them, and natural leaders also stepped forward.

Radical Republicans demanded a prompt and What Reconstruction Meant book federal response to protect freedmen and curb Southern racism. The emancipation of man is the emancipation of labor and the emancipation of labor is the freeing of that basic What Reconstruction Meant book of workers who are yellow, brown and black.

Pursuing a policy of "malice What Reconstruction Meant book none" announced in his second inaugural address, [36] Lincoln asked voters only to support the Union. While the federal government balked at giving land to freedmen and poor whites, it gave more than million acres of land to railroad companies by the end of the nineteenth century.

Stevens and his followers viewed secession as having left the states in a status like new territories. Ballot boxes were stolen or stuffed with ballots for Democrats.

It meant not a single Confederate official or officer served a prison sentence—except for Jefferson Davis, who served What Reconstruction Meant book two-year sentence—or was executed for dragging the country into the bloodiest war in the history of the hemisphere, the height of treason.

Reconstruction opened up the potential for multiracial organizing. Since Hayes ran his campaign on ending Reconstruction, the deal was struck. During the Civil War, the Radical Republican leaders argued that slavery and the Slave Power had to be permanently destroyed.

In the elections of andto the shock of Democrats everywhere, the Republican Party swept the elections—with 90 percent of eligible Black voters participating.

In the presidential election there were contested electoral college votes. The two sides of the Civil War reunited during the lateth century by casting the fate of the Black population aside and basing innumerable aspects of their reunited culture, education, and society on the concept of white supremacy.

In the South, Du Bois explains that slavery shaped the entire society so that even whites who did not own slaves were dependent on the slave system for their livelihood.

The bill sought to protect prominent Republicans in the Johnson administration by forbidding their removal without congressional consent. To it we are nothing; the slaveholders everything. Widespread violence in the South led to federal intervention by President Ulysses S.

Du Bois describes what freedom meant to the newly freed slaves, writing, It was the Golden Dawn, after chains of a thousand years….

And even where there were challenges to racism, whether in the coalmines of Alabama or on the docks of New Orleans, the employers could still use racism to break down solidarity. Triumphantly, Du Bois wrote, This the American black man knows: his fight here is a fight to the finish.What Reconstruction Meant | A great deal has been written about southern memory centering on the Civil War, particularly the view of the war as a valiant lost cause.

In this challenging new book Bruce Baker looks at a related, and equally important, aspect of southern memory that has been treated by historians only in passing: Reconstruction. Jan 06,  · Reconstruction, the period (–77) after the American Civil War during which attempts were made to redress the inequities of slavery and its political, social, and economic legacy and to solve the problems arising from the readmission to the Union of the 11 states that had seceded.

Carole Emberton, associate professor of history at SUNY-Buffalo, is the author of Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War.

Bruce E. Baker, lecturer in United States history at Newcastle University, is the author of What Reconstruction Meant: Historical Memory in the American South.Alabama politician Hilary Pdf. Herbert explained the situation well in the pdf to his book Why the Solid South?

or, Reconstruction and its Results. This book, with chapters on each of the southern states, was a response to the threat of federal interference with elections via the Lodge Elections Bill.

What Reconstruction Meant.Others, most notably Thomas Holt, worked through Du Bois’s ideas about black rule in the Reconstruction South. And Eric Foner definitively showed that the black desire for autonomy set the agenda for Reconstruction in his award-winning book, Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, In short, by the end of the.The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship Reconstruction and Its Aftermath.

Home Ebook Reconstruction implemented ebook Congress, which lasted from towas aimed at reorganizing the Southern states after the Civil War, providing the means for readmitting them into the Union, and defining the means by which whites and.