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RECONSTRUCTION 1865-1877
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What’s in a name? 1861-1865 The War Between the States The War of Northern Aggression The War for Southern Independence The War of the Rebellion The Freedom War The Civil War
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What was Reconstruction? A tragic imposition of illegitimate power on a downtrodden people? “Carpetbaggers” “Scalawags” “Negro domination” “Redemption” Or, a tragically unfinished revolution?
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1865 Two questions answered: The South would not leave the Union and slavery had ended. New questions opened up What would be terms of re-entry in Union? What would take the place of slavery? What would freedom look like? Defining freedom: an unexpected challenge
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A War for Union 1861 Crittendon Resolution Win the war, save the Union Uncertain loyalty of slave states in the Union Slaves = property (escaped slaves = “contraband”)
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A war for freedom “The largest slave rebellion in modern history”
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Impact of runaways
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course HIST 2112 taught by Professor Sutter during the Fall '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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