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Reconstruction

Here you will learn about President Lincoln’s and President Johnson’s plans to readmit the Confederate states to the Union; the more stringent Congressional plan; the struggle between President Johnson and Congress, including the impeachment vote; the Reconstruction era’s contributions to civil rights; the reasons for Reconstruction’s demise; and the emergence of sharecropping.

Reuniting the Union: A Chronology
Birth of a Nation
A New Birth of Freedom: The Day of Jubilee
Emancipation in Comparative Perspective
Sharecropping
The Politics of Reconstruction
Presidential Reconstruction
Congressional Reconstruction
The Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson
Republican Governments in the South
Carpetbaggers and Scalawags
Redemption
The End of Reconstruction
The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876
The Significance of Reconstruction