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Reconstructing America, 1865-1890

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ISBN-10: 0195153324

ISBN-13: 9780195153323

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Joy Hakim

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Covering a time of great hope and incredible change, Reconstructing America, 1865-1890 is a dramatic look at life after the Civil War in the newly re-United States. Railroad tycoons were roaring across the country. New cities sprang up across the plains, and a new and different American West came into being: a land of farmers, ranchers, miners, and city dwellers. Back East, large-scale immigration was also going on, but not all Americans wanted newcomers in the country. Technology moved forward: Thomas Edison lit up the world with his electric light. And social justice was on everyone's mind with Carry Nation wielding a hatchet in her battle against drunkenness and Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois counseling newly freed African Americans to behave in very different ways. Through it all, the reunited nation struggles to keep the promises of freedom in this exciting chapter in the A History of US.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Preface: Are We Equal? Are We Kidding?
Feature: A Water Bird and A Sparrow
Reconstruction Means Rebuilding
Who Was Andrew Johnson?
Presidential Reconstruction
Slavery and States' Rights
Congressional Reconstruction
Thaddeus Stevens: Radical
Impeaching a President
Welcome to Meeting Street
A Southern Girl's Diary
A Failed Revolution
Meanwhile, Out West
Riding the Trail
Rails Across the Country
Taking the Train
Fencing the Homestead
Feature: Conscience, Conservationism, and Courage--All in One Man...
Feature: On the Lone Prairie
Reaping a Harvest
The Trail Ends on a Reservation
Feature: Pitiful Last Becomes a Winner
The People of the Pierced Noses
Feature: The Route of the Nez Perce, 1877
A Villain, a Dreamer, a Cartoonist
Phineas Taylor Barnum
Huck, Tom, and Friends
Immigrants Speak
Feature: Hurrah for America, My Free Country
More About Immigrants
The Strange Case of the Chinese Laundry
Going to Court
Tea in Wyoming
Are You a Citizen If You Can't Vote?
Feature: Law and the Ladies
Mary in the Promised Land
One Hundred Candles
How Were Things in 1876?
The Wizard of Electricity
Jim Crow--What a Fool!
Ida B. Wells
Lynching Means Killing by a Mob
A Man and His Times
A Man Ahead of His Times
End Words
Chronology of Events
More Books to Read
Picture Credits
A Note From the Author