History part ! - 1.18.11 Facts? o Just listed facts are not...

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Unformatted text preview: 1.18.11 Facts? o Just listed facts are not considered history History defined: A relation of incidents o Historians get to decide the relations between events o All history is thus interpretation HisStory o agency & agents (means people) o big forces vs. Agency democracy, capitalism, communism, mercantilism, colonialism. Etc. these things do not just suddenly flood over humanity and take over, its more gradual by the decisions people make, to make it occur Some Ruminations on History o Change Change over time /t How did x arrive at y? o People in power (traditional history) People in power: kings, presidents, generals, popes, etc. Ex: Marin Luther king, Sourjouner Truth o Social Historians Minorities: race, class, and gender Not necessarily numerically Ex: women, labor, African-Americans, I rish, etc. o I rony? Not powerless Agency! Shows us that people who have no power can stand up and do bad things to change things for good o Myth Antithetical to history Historians seek reality Facts Interpretation Myth busters Ex: if America is the most democratic country if Us did not give women the right to vote until 1930s? but other nations have been giving them the opportunity to vote for much longer 1.20.11Reconstruction I. The end of the Civil War o Ends April 9, 1865 o Costs of the Civil War 620,000 dead 360,000 union 260,000 Confederate South War Ravaged Most men ever lost in a war Most of the fighting occurred in the south o What now? Republicans had to decide on two major problems 1. What to do with Republicans divided Should slaves get civil rights? o Radical republicans say yes Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (Penn) Sen. Charles Sumner (Mass) o Moderate republicans, no How easy to be readmitted to the Union o Radical republicans, hard o Moderate republicans, easy Led by Abraham Lincoln & Andrew Johnson Some wanted to heal the Union as quickly as possible and believed by doing this it would aid this process Stevens and Sumner argued the south should be punished for their actions Wanted to create a Hamiltonian econ Support industry High tariffs Subsidies for transportation All would benefit industrial north East o Many republicans were racists I I. Lincolns Reconstruction o Moderate or Lenient Reconstruction o Quick reincorporation of the South o Deemphasized Federal Help for Freed Black Slaves o Specifics General Amnesty for all but High-ranking Confed. 105 of Voting pop. Takes loyalty oath State had to approve of 13 th amend. o Why?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2011 for the course HIST 1100 taught by Professor Horner during the Spring '07 term at Missouri (Mizzou).

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