Visions Chapter 14

Visions Chapter 14 - 1(a What meaning according to Blight...

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1. (a) What meaning, according to Blight, did Frederick Douglass attach to the Civil War and Reconstruction? (a) Blight claims that Frederick Douglass attached Civil War and Reconstruction to emancipation. Douglass believed that emancipation was at the center of African American history and the Civil War was brought about emancipation. Emancipation, according to Douglass, brought dignity, freedom, citizenship, and suffrage for blacks. Frederick Douglass expressed his believes that the anniversary of the emancipation proclamation should be a national holiday because it is the day that all blacks could claim a new social identity. 2. (a) Why, according to Blight, did Douglass see it as necessary to keep the meaning of the Civil War alive in memory of the nation? (a) Douglass believed it was necessary to keep the meaning of the Civil War alive in memory of the nation because he thought that the Civil War amendments were more significant than the Civil Rights Act. The United States vs. Stanley ultimately said that
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course HIST 1103 taught by Professor Rohrer during the Fall '06 term at Oklahoma State.

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