New PDF release: A People and a Nation: A History of the United States,

By Mary Beth Norton, Jane Kamensky, Carol Sheriff, David W. Blight, Howard Chudacoff

ISBN-10: 0618947779

ISBN-13: 9780618947775

A humans and a country deals a lively narrative that demanding situations scholars to consider American heritage. The authors' cognizance to race and racial id and their inclusion of daily humans and pop culture brings background to lifestyles, attractive pupil readers and inspiring them to visualize what existence was once particularly like some time past. The 8th variation deals hugely readable tales and the newest scholarship all through.

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IllitBlack Voters and eracy did not prohibit blacks (or the Southern Republican Party uneducated whites) from making intelligent choices. Although Mississippi’s William Henry could read only “a little,” he testified that he and his friends had no difficulty selecting the Republican ballot. “We stood around and watched,” he explained. “We saw D. Sledge vote; he owned half the county. ” Women, who could not vote, encouraged their husbands and sons, and preachers exhorted their congregations to use the franchise.

In 1866, however, the major question in Reconstruction politics was how the public would respond to the congressional initiative. Johnson |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| did his best to block the Fourteenth Amendment in both North The South’s and South. Condemning Congress and Johnson’s for its refusal to seat southern repDefiance resentatives, the president urged state legislatures in the South to vote against ratification. Every southern legislature except Tennessee’s rejected the amendment by a wide margin.

Adamant resistance by whites soon manifested itself in other ways, including violence. In one North Carolina town, a local magistrate clubbed a black man on a public street, and in several states bands of “Regulators” terrorized blacks who displayed any independence. ” And after President Johnson encouraged the South to resist congressional Reconstruction, many white conserva- tives worked hard to capture the new state governments, while others boycotted the polls in an attempt to defeat Congress’s plans.

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