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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…    
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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