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Unformatted text preview: and biracial” o Reconstruction governments were wastefully expensive Fact: Reconstruction governments were expensive, but for good reason • Not Wasteful o Led to Land Grant Schools Like TAMU o Intended a lot more than what was accomplished o Republican stole election of 1876 Fact: Democrats stole it, and Republicans stole it back, would have won in fair vote o The Compromise of 1877 slammed the door on black political participation Fact: more like a long downward spiral that only hit bottom around 1900 • Superficial similarities, black suffrage o Lincoln and Johnsons letters to Governors Symbolic more than substantive, not applicational Lincoln mentions blacks in the army, Johnson doesn’t Enemy for Lincoln is liberty, Enemy for Johnson is republican radicals • Fundamental differences, racial attitudes o Johnson very racist, Lincoln not racist • Myths of Reconstruction...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course HIST 106 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.
- Fall '08