Civil War and Reconstruction A Documentary Collection

ISBN-10: 039397555X

ISBN-13: 9780393975550

Edition: 2001

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List price: $29.10
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/7/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Preface
The Sectional Conflict
The North and South Contrasted
Aleksandr Borisovich Lakier, The Rush of Life in New York City (1857)
Anonymous, The Manufacturing City of Lowell (1847)
William Lloyd Garrison, I Will Be Heard (1831)
Declaration of Sentiments of the American Anti-Slavery Convention (1833)
Frederick Law Olmsted, The South's Lack of a Spirit of Progress (1861)
Louis T. Wigfall, We Are an Agricultural People (1861)
Hinton Rowan Helper, Slavery Impedes the Progress and Prosperity of the South (1857)
J. D. B. De Bow, Why Non-Slaveholders Should Support Slavery (1861)
Anonymous, A Traveler Describes the Lives of Non-Slaveholders in Georgia (1849)
William Harper, Slavery Is the Cause of Civilization (1838)
Solomon Northup, The New Orleans Slave Mart (1853)
Frederick Douglass Fights a Slave-Breaker (1845)
The House Dividing
David Wilmot, I Plead the Cause of White Freemen (1847)
Howell Cobb, The South Is at Your Mercy (1847)
John C. Calhoun, The Cords of Union Are Snapping One by One (1850)
Daniel Webster, I Speak Today for the Preservation of the Union (1850)
Appeal of the Independent Democrats (1854)
New York Times, The Causes of the Know-Nothing Movement (1854)
Mobile Register, The South Asks Only for Equal Rights in the Territories (1856)
New York Evening Post, Are We Too Slaves? (1856)
Richmond Enquirer, They Must Be Lashed into Submission (1856)
Chief Justice Roger B. Taney Rules against Dred Scott (1857)
Associate Justice Benjamin R. Curtis Dissents in the Dred Scott Case (1857)
James Henry Hammond, Cotton Is King (1858)
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1858)
The Freeport Doctrine (1858)
John Brown Addresses the Court (1859)
Richmond Enquirer, The Harpers Ferry Invasion Has Advanced the Cause of Disunion (1859)
Charles Eliot Norton, I Have Seen Nothing Like the Intensity of Feeling (1859)
The Road to War
Robert Toombs, The South Must Strike while There Is Yet Time (1860)
Alexander H. Stephens, Lincoln's Election Does Not Justify Secession (1860)
South Carolina Justifies Secession (1860)
Abraham Lincoln, I Hold That the Union Is Perpetual (1861)
George Templeton Strong, The Outbreak of War Galvanizes New York City (1861)
William Howard Russell, The Popular Mood in Charleston at the Start of the Civil War (1861)
The Civil War
The War Begins
Alexander H. Stephens, Slavery Is the Cornerstone of the Confederacy (1861)
Jefferson Davis, Our Cause Is Just (1861)
Abraham Lincoln, This Is a People's Contest (1861)
The Resources of the Union and the Confederacy (1861)
Abraham Lincoln Calls for Troops (1861)
Abraham Lincoln Institutes a Blockade of the Confederacy (1861)
Kentucky Declares Its Neutrality (1861)
John B. Gordon, The Raccoon Roughs Go to War (1903)
The London Times Foresees a Confederate Victory in the War (1861)
The Military Struggle, 1861-1862
Winfield Scott, The Anaconda Plan (1861)
Lyman Trumbull, The Most Shameful Rout You Can Conceive Of (1861)
George McClellan, I Have Become the Power in the Land (1861)
George McClellan, The President Is Nothing More Than a Well Meaning Baboon (1861)
Abraham Lincoln Explains His Ideas on Military Strategy (1862)
Cyrus F. Boyd, An Iowa Soldier "Sees the Elephant" at Shiloh (1862)
Ulysses S. Grant, I Gave Up All Idea of Saving the Union Except by Complete Conquest (1885)
Abraham Lincoln, But You Must Act (1862)
George McClellan, You Have Done Your Best to Sacrifice This Army (1862)
George McClellan, The War Should Be Conducted upon the Highest Principles of Christian Civilization (1862)
John Pope Adopts Harsher Policies against Southern Civilians (1862)
Abraham Lincoln Authorizes the Army to Seize Private Property in the Confederacy (1862)
Robert E. Lee Proposes to Invade the North (1862)
General Edward Alexander Criticizes Lee at Antietam (1899)
Rufus R. Dawes, The Most Dreadful Slaughter (1890)
Harper's Weekly, Northern Despair after the Battle of Fredericksburg (1862)
The Naval War
G. J. Van Burnt, The Monitor Challenges the Merrimack (1862)
Horatio Wait, The United States Navy Blockades the Confederacy (1898)
Thomas Taylor, Aboard a Blockade-Runner (1896)
Union Politics, 1861-1862
Benjamin F. Butler Encounters the Contrabands (1892)
The Crittenden Resolution Defines Union War Aims (1861)
Frederick Douglass, Cast Off the Mill-Stone (1861)
Abraham Lincoln, To Lose Kentucky Is to Lose the Whole Game (1861)
Samuel S. Cox, A Democratic Congressman Attacks Emancipation (1862)
John Sherman, Support for Emancipation Is Increasing (1862)
Abraham Lincoln, I Would Save the Union (1862)
Harper's Weekly Gauges the Northern Response to Emancipation (1862)
New York Times, The 1862 Elections Are a Repudiation of the Administration's Conduct of the War (1862)
Abraham Lincoln Replies to a Republican Critic after the 1862 Elections (1862)
Confederate Politics, 1861-1863
Governor Joseph Brown Obstructs Conscription in Georgia (1862)
The Twenty Negro Law (1862)
A Georgia Soldier Condemns the Exemption of Slaveholders (1862)
An Atlanta Paper Defends the Exemption of Slaveholders (1862)
Jefferson Davis Defends His Policies (1862)
Richmond Examiner, A Richmond Paper Calls for a Tax-in-Kind (1863)
Edward Pollard, A Richmond Editor Denounces Davis's Leadership (1869)
Diplomacy
Anonymous, Southerners' Faith in King Cotton Diplomacy (1861)
Charles Francis Adams, The Trent Affair Has Almost Wrecked Us (1862)
Jefferson Davis Complains of Europe's Refusal to Recognize the Confederacy (1863)
Charles Francis Adams, This Is War (1863)
The Military Struggle, 1863
Abraham Lincoln Counsels General Joseph Hooker (1863)
Henry Halleck, The Character of the War Has Very Much Changed (1863)
Robert E. Lee Proposes to Take the Offensive (1863)
Rachel Cormany, A Pennsylvania Woman Encounters Lee's Army (1863)
John Dooley, A Virginia Soldier Survives Pickett's Charge (1863)
Benjamin Hirst, A Connecticut Soldier Helps Repel Pickett's Charge (1863)
Anonymous, Daily Life during the Siege of Vicksburg (1863)
Alexander S. Abrams, The Conduct of the Negroes Was beyond All Expression (1863)
Josiah Gorgas, The Confederacy Totters to Its Destruction (1863)
Union Politics, 1863
Abraham Lincoln, The Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
Northern Newspapers Debate the Significance of the Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
Harper's Weekly, The Work Done by Congress (1863)
Clement Vallandigham, One of the Worst Despotisms on Earth (1863)
Abraham Lincoln, I Think I Shall Be Blamed for Having Made Too Few Arrests (1863)
Abraham Lincoln, The Heaviest Blow Yet Dealt to the Rebellion (1863)
Abraham Lincoln, A New Birth of Freedom (1863)
The Union Home Front
Conscription in the Union (1866)
The New York Press Debates the Causes of the Draft Riots (1863)
George Templeton Strong, Jefferson Davis Rules New York Today (1863)
J. W. C. Pennington, This Country Also Belongs to Us (1863)
Anonymous, A Rioter Condemns the $300 Commutation Fee (1863)
The New York Evening Post Defends the $300 Commutation Fee (1863)
Cornelia Hancock, A Union Nurse at Gettysburg (1863)
Harper's Monthly, The Fortunes of War (1864)
Fincher's Trade Review, Working Women Protest Their Low Wages (1865)
Harper's Monthly, Wall Street in Wartime (1865)
The Confederate Home Front
Montgomery Advertiser, Slavery Is a Tower of Strength to the South (1861)
Samuel L. Holt, Slave Owners Ought to Bear the Principal Burden of the War (1863)
"Agnes," A Resident Observes the Richmond Bread Riot (1863)
John B. Jones, This Is War, Terrible War (1862-1864)
Phoebe Yates Pember Becomes a Hospital Matron (1879)
Sally Putnam, Southern Women Enter the Government Bureaucracy (1867)
Gideon J. Pillow, A Confederate General Reports on Widespread Resistance to Conscription (1863)
Daniel O'Leary, The War Corrodes Female Virtue (1863)
Theodore Lyman, A Union Officer Marvels at the Endurance of the Southern People (1864)
Ella Gertrude Thomas, Until Adversity Tries Us (1861-1865)
Mary Chesnut, Is Anything Worth It? (1862-1865)
Mary Cooper, Dear Edward (1906)
Judith McGuire, The Revulsion Was Sickening (1865)
African Americans
John Boston, An Escaped Slave Writes His Wife from a Union Camp (1862)
Frederick Douglass Urges Black Men to Enlist (1863)
Hannah Johnson, A Mother Calls on the Government to Protect Black Soldiers (1863)
Lorenzo Thomas, A Union General Describes Slaves Entering the Union Lines (1863)
Susanna Clay, The Negroes Are Worse Than Free (1863)
Isaiah H. Welch, A Black Soldier Explains His Motives for Fighting (1863)
New York Times, A Prodigious Revolution (1864)
Anonymous, A Black Soldier Protests Unequal Pay (1864)
Spotswood Rice, A Black Soldier Writes His Daughter's Owner (1864)
Rachel Ann Wicker, The Hardship of Black Soldier's Families (1864)
Mittie Freeman Meets a Yankee (1937)
Former Slaves Recall the End of Slavery (1937)
Eliza Evans, The Slave Eliza Acquires a New Name (1937)
Common Soldiers
Randolph Shotwell, The Comforts of a Soldier's Life (1929)
Wilbur Fisk, Hard Marching (1863)
Samuel E. Burges, A South Carolina Soldier Confronts His Captain (1862)
Tally Simpson, Trading with the Enemy (1863)
Chauncey H. Cooke, Fraternization among Soldiers of the Two Armies (1864)
T. J. Stokes, Religious Revivals in the Confederate Army (1864)
John A. Potter, Antiblack Prejudice in the Union Ranks (1897)
Chauncey Welton, A Union Soldier's Changing Views on Emancipation (1863-1865)
Reuben A. Pierson, A Louisiana Soldier Links Slavery and Race to the Cause of the Confederacy (1862-1864)
T. D. Kingsley, A Wounded Soldier Describes a Field Hospital (1863)
William Fisher Plane, The Scourge of War (1862)
The Military Struggle, 1864
Ulysses S. Grant Devises a New Union Strategy (1885)
Horace Porter, A Union Officer Depicts the Fury of the Fighting at Spotsylvania (1897)
Robert E. Lee, Our Numbers Are Daily Decreasing (1864)
Robert Stiles, A Confederate Soldier Describes the Pressure of Fighting in the Trenches (1903)
William Tecumseh Sherman, War Is Cruelty, and You Cannot Refine It (1864)
William Tecumseh Sherman Proposes to March to the Sea (1864)
James Connolly, An Illinois Soldier Marches with Sherman to the Sea and Beyond (1864-1865)
Dolly Lunt Burge, The Heavens Were Lit with Flames (1864)
Union Politics, 1864
The New York Times Is Amazed by the Change in Public Opinion on Slavery (1864)
Party Platforms in 1864
Abraham Lincoln, Events Have Controlled Me (1864)
Horace Greeley, Our Bleeding Country Longs for Peace (1864)
Abraham Lincoln Outlines His Terms for Peace (1864)
Henry J. Raymond, The Tide Is Setting Strongly against Us (1864)
Illinois State Register, A Negotiated Peace with the Confederacy is Possible (1864)
New York Tribune, An Armistice Would Lead to a Southern Victory (1864)
The Republican and Democratic Parties' Final Appeal to the Voters (1864)
J. N. Jones, A Democratic Soldier Votes for Lincoln (1891)
Abraham Lincoln, The Election Was a Necessity (1864)
Chicago Tribune, Lincoln's Election Is a Mandate to Abolish Slavery (1864)
Abraham Lincoln Hails the Passage of the Thirteenth Amendment (1865)
Confederate Politics, 1864-1865
Josiah Gorgas Notes the Achievements of the Confederate Ordance Bureau (1864)
Alexander H. Stephens, Once Lost, Liberty Is Lost Forever (1864)
Richmond Examiner, We Are Fighting for Independence, Not Slavery (1864)
Richmond Examiner, We Prefer the Law (1864)
Charleston Mercury, We Want No Confederacy without Slavery (1865)
Richmond Enquirer, Slavery and the Cause of the Confederacy (1865)
Howell Cobb, Opposition and Disloyalty Are Increasing Daily (1865)
The End of the War
Judith McGuire, A Bleak Confederate Christmas (1864)
Catherine Edmondston Reflects on the Situation of the Confederacy (1865)
George Ward Nichols, Southerners Have Lost the Will to Resist (1865)
Luther Mills, Desertion Now Is Not Dishonorable (1865)
Abraham Lincoln, With Malice toward None (1865)
Mary A. Fontaine, Bitter Tears Came in a Torrent (1865)
A. W. Bartlett, Richmond's Black Residents Welcome Abraham Lincoln (1897)
Joshua L. Chamberlain, An Awed Stillness (1915)
Gideon Welles Describes Lincoln's Death (1865)
Edmund Ruffin Fires the Last Shot of the Civil War (1865)
Samuel T. Foster, A Confederate Soldier Reflects on the War's Cost and Significance (1865)
Kate Cumming, A Confederate Nurse Discusses the Internal Causes of the Confederacy's Defeat (1865)
Robert Garlick Kean, A Confederate Official Analyzes the Causes of the Defeat of the Confederacy (1957)
Sarah Hine, We Have No Future (1866)
George Templeton Strong, We Have Lived a Century of Common Life (1865)
New York Times, The War Touches Everything (1867)
Reconstruction
Presidential Reconstruction
Abraham Lincoln Vetoes the Wade-Davis Bill (1864)
Benjamin F. Wade and Henry Winter Davis, The Wade-Davis Manifesto (1864)
Abraham Lincoln, We Shall Have the Fowl Sooner by Hatching Than Smashing the Egg (1865)
Ulysses S. Grant Affirms the Loyalty of Southern Whites (1865)
Carl Schurz Questions Southern Whites' Loyalty (1865)
The Mississippi Black Codes (1865)
Andrew Johnson, The Radicals Will Be Completely Foiled (1865)
Virginia Blacks Petition for Suffrage (1865)
Andrew Johnson Reports on the Success of His Program of Reconstruction (1865)
Johnson's Clash with Congress
Thaddeus Stevens Designates the Southern States as Conquered Provinces (1865)
Andrew Johnson Says Black Suffrage Will Lead to Race War in the South (1866)
The Joint Committee Reports on the Status of the Former States of the Confederacy (1866)
Andrew Johnson Vetoes the Civil Rights Bill (1866)
The Chicago Tribune Blames Johnson for the New Orleans Riot (1866)
Oliver P. Morton Waves the Bloody Shirt (1866)
Andrew Johnson, I Am Fighting Traitors in the North (1866)
New York Times, The People's Verdict (1866)
Congressional Reconstruction
Thaddeus Stevens's Land Confiscation Bill (1867)
Andrew Johnson Accuses Congress of Seeking to Africanize the South (1867)
The Articles of Impeachment (1868)
William Evarts Defends Johnson in the Impeachment Trial (1868)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Appeals for Universal Suffrage (1869)
James T. Rapier, A Black Congressman Complains about Unequal Treatment (1874)
Richard Cain, Equal Rights and Social Equality (1874)
Political Reconstruction in the South
Alabama Blacks Voice Their Aspirations for Equality (1867)
South Carolina Democrats Protest against the New State Constitution (1868)
R. I. Cromwell, An African American Leader Instructs New Black Voters (1867)
Henry Clay Warmoth, Who Is Responsible for Corruption? (1870)
Alexander White, A Defense of Carpetbaggers (1875)
Economic and Social Reconstruction
A. B. Randall, Former Slaves Are Anxious to Record Their Marriages (1865)
Sidney Andrews, Southern Whites Have No Faith in Black Free Labor (1866)
N. B. Lucas, Freedpeople Complain about Their Former Owners' Attempts to Cheat Them (1865)
Jourdon Anderson, A Freedman Writes his Former Master (1865)
John W. DeForest, The Tribulations of a Freedmen's Bureau Agent (1868)
New Orleans Tribune, They Are the Planter's Guards (1867)
Henry Adams, The Contested Meaning of Freedom (1880)
Henry Adams, Planters Insist That Black Women Work in the Fields (1880)
Mariah Baldwin and Ellen Latimer, Two Black Workers Settle Accounts at the End of the Year (1867)
New Orleans Tribune, A Black Newspaper Calls for Integrated Schools in New Orleans (1867)
A Sharecropping Contract (1886)
Opposition and Northern Disillusionment
Ulysses S. Grant Signals a Retreat from Reconstruction (1874)
James S. Pike, Society Turned Bottom-Side Up (1874)
The Nation, This Is Socialism (1874)
South Carolina Black Leaders Defend the State Government's Fiscal Record (1874)
Ulysses S. Grant Vetoes the Currency Act (1874)
James G. Blaine, The Blaine Amendment (1875)
Edwards Pierrepont, The Public Is Tired of These Outbreaks in the South (1875)
James W. Lee, The Mississippi Plan in Action (1876)
Margaret Ann Caldwell, The Assassination of an African American Political Leader (1876)
James Lusk, A Southern White Leader Abandons the Republican Party (1913)
The End of Reconstruction
Rutherford B. Hayes Outlines His Southern Policy (1877)
Governor Daniel Chamberlain Surrenders the Southern Carolina Governorship (1877)
Frederick Douglass Assesses the Mistakes of Reconstruction (1880)
Appendix
United States Constitution
Confederate Constitution
Permissions, Acknowledgments
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