Lecture 27

Lecture 27 - Unit 16: The Unfinished Revolution Lecture...

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Unit 16: The Unfinished Revolution Lecture Outline 1. What is Freedom? 2. The Freedman’s Bureau 3. Presidential Reconstruction 4. Radical Reconstruction 5. An Unfinished Revolution Copies of this Powerpoint file will be available for download from the course website after class
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The Unfinished Revolution 1. What is Freedom?
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What is Freedom in a society without slavery? • Personal Freedom? • Legal Equality? • Suffrage? • Right to property? If I cannot do like a white man, I am not free .” (Henry Adams, emancipated slave in Louisiana)
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Seizing the Speller “I had occasion very frequently to notice that porters in stores and laboring men in warehouses, and cart drivers on the streets had spelling books with them, and were studying them during the time they were not occupied with their work.” (Journalist Sidney Andrew, 1865)
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Left: Howard University in 1870 Right: Students at Hampton Institute, c. 1870
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Freedmen and their abolitionist allies pressure the federal government for full voting rights “Slavery is not abolished until the black man has the ballot.” (Frederick Douglass)
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Good enough to fight and to die, but not good enough to vote?
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The Unfinished Revolution 2. The Freedman’s Bureau
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PHIL 100 taught by Professor ? during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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