HIS315L20080902-Freedom and Reconstruction (following the civil war 1865-1877) I. Major political rifts during reconstruction a. union and confederacy b. president and congress c. radical and moderate republicans d. southern democrats and republicans e. black and white voters in the south f. yeoman and planters g. voting rights II. Imagining and seizing freedom a. former slaves (multiple ways of enacting freedom by moving, voting, and finding income, most did change their name as well and rebelled against culture of deference) 1) land (1865 Sherman’s Special Order No. 15, cleared, plowed, harvested, etc) 2) vote (1864 National Equal Rights League for black suffrage) 3) education (1865-6 building schools) b. former slave owners 1) drive to maintain former pliant labor force i. black codes 1865-66 (vagrancy laws, contract rights, property restrictions, year contracts, marriage laws, apprenticeship of orphans, gun ownership, juries and witnesses) ii. Ku Klux Klan, 1866 VII. Reconstruction
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