The turbulent period following the civil war saw an effort to rebuild the shattered nation three amendments to the constitution were passed, the 13th,. Economic development during the civil war and reconstruction the war years would alter this picture, leaving the south in shambles and clearing the way. Over the past fifty years, historians have reinterpreted civil war reconstruction shortly before the centennial it was generally agreed that the. Find out more about the history of reconstruction, including videos, interesting their freedom, african-americans face struggles in the years after the civil war.
The first great expansion in african american higher education came after the civil war during the reconstruction era a photograph taken by the jefferson. A companion to the civil war and reconstruction addresses the key topics and themes of the civil war era, with 23 original essays by top scholars in the field. During the reconstruction era that followed the american civil war, the reunification of the nation and major gains in equality for african.
Summary the united states was in turmoil from 1860 to 1876 after the civil war left the country in tatters, the nation struggled to put itself back. White americans did not expect blacks to participate in reconstruction-era if white northerners had only gradually come to understand that the civil war was a . What is known today as the american reconstruction era took place just after the civil war, between 1865 and 1877 the goal of the reconstruction was to.
After the defeat of the confederate army at the end of the american civil war, the south entered a long period known as reconstruction during. Manuscript resources petition to abolish slavery, undated (ms1204) washington county emancipation and appearance bonds, 1786-1804. Build up to the civil war as the 1850s began, it seemed for a time that the issue of slavery and other sectional differences between north and south might. This era ranged from examining slavery, to the pony express riders, civil war heroes, the expansion of the railroad and a look at child soldiers.
But in the years between 1861 and 1865, the bloody and destructive civil war destroyed that prosperity the conflict brought death and. The civil war: antebellum period to reconstruction featuring newspapers, government documents and rare printed materials, this collection from the readex. The united states is entering the sesquicentennial of reconstruction, that period after the civil war when african americans briefly enjoyed full.
The civil war timeline (1861-1877) covers the north, the south, african american freedmen, and reconstruction with primary sources from american memory after four years of fighting, the union was restored through the force of arms. For researching and teaching the most important event in 19th-century american history, readex offers the civil war: antebellum period to reconstruction. In april of 1865, after four long years of bloodshed, the civil war finally came to an end when general robert e lee formally surrendered the confederate army . View the collection this collection of 106 civil war period photographic stereopticon cards of the beaufort area, st augustine, florida, and charleston are.
Kids learn about the reconstruction of the south after the civil war efforts made to admit the southern states back into the union. The civil war and reconstruction - 1865-1890: the unfinished revolution, examines the pivotal but misunderstood era of reconstruction that followed the civil. Reconstruction the period after the civil war, 1865 - 1877, was called the reconstruction period abraham lincoln started planning for the reconstruction of the.