An Annotated List of the Most Valuable
Online Resources on Reconstruction
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American Migrations After the Civil War
Library of Congress exhibit describes African American migrations
out of the South, focusing on the Kansas Exodusters, western homesteading,
and migration to Chicago.
A searchable collection of 300 pamphlets by African Americans mainly
focusing on the period 1875 to 1900.
Emma Spaulding Bryant Letters
This collection of letters from Emma Bryant to her husband John,
who worked for the Freedmen’s Bureau during the summer of 1873,
shed light on marital relationships during the mid-19th
century and on the problems of Reconstruction.
Precedent: The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
This site features more than 200 excerpts from Harper’s Weekly’s
coverage of Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial, supplemented by
political cartoons and biographies and portraits of 28 major figures
from the trial. The site also contains explanatory material on:
Reconstruction Policy: Radicalism versus Conservatism,
Future Control of Congress,
The Tenure of Office Act,
Personal Considerations Affecting the Vote to Impeach, and the
legal, political and Constitutional arguments, used in the impeachment
Racial Equality: Harper's Weekly Reports on Black America,
Articles, illustrations, and cartoons from Harper’s Weekly dealing
with slavery and emancipation from the late 1850s into Reconstruction.