The Nation Reunited : War's Aftermath

The Nation Reunited : War's Aftermath

Time-Life Books

Language: English

Pages: 184

ISBN: 0809447924

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Time-Life Civil War Series 27 of 27

Another excellent book in the Time-Life series on the Civil War. This volume looks at Reconstruction and its aftermath, the impeachment of President Johnson, the rise of capital in America, the corrupt presidency of Grant and the westward shift of Americans to the West. Filled with photos, period illustrations and photos of artifacts it is an excellent resource for understanding post-Civil War America. Includes sidebars on Jefferson Davis, the Grand Review, Lee, the frontier army, Thomas Nast, life for the freedmen after the War and the veterans' reunions

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quickly became a ple of a waited until the Senate had ad- journed for the More important for- bade him from removing Stanton without South Carolina's second black U.S. Conwell. increasingly vocal sta- Democratic propaganda. In Alabama, Pope and December. For good measure, Johnson replaced some Radical-leaning officials in of the Freedmen's Bureau, most notably jor Ma- General Wager Swayne in Alabama. Though Democrats applauded the moves, North was hostile. Some dismissed

weapon. On his threemonth, 1400-mile trek, much of it along the route of Sherman's march through Georgia and South Carolina, Bates report- United States (opposite). to the capitol boomed and The man climbed as cannon dome and, the onlookers cheered, he waved the Stars and Stripes over the former stronghold of the Confederacy. The color-bearer was Sergeant Gilbert H. Bates, a Wisconsin farmer, Union vet- felt Unlike met only "blessings of strong political convic- Bates that "the flag

new social services, the Saddled Republi- in by the Louisiana legislature owned in 1868, soon had sales offices in every state, and reformers dubbed it "the Octopus." the privately lottery can administrations were inevitably wasteful in carrying out programs for which they had no preparation. Public works employ- payments to the indigent, the rehabilitation of war-damaged properties ment, relief — 119 A Presidency Scarred by Scandal of these things cost all enormous sums.

disappeared: was still disputing the 1872 election results; both candidates for ers as parish judge and sheriff. These claims between Radical Republicans People said the youth had been attacked by led to a clash mounted men, bound and thrown into nearby Lake Bistineau. One Sunday the local minister devoted his sermon to an attack on Twitchell's wife for marrying an outsider. and white conservatives, countryside, fearing retaliation, flocked into Worried, Twitchell rode only in

Republic Hall The index Zeitlin, Grand Army of Museum. for this book was prepared by Roy Nanovic. Picture Credits Credits from left to right are separated by semicolons, from top to graphed by Dick Spahr. 66: Courtesy Frank bottom by dashes. Wood Cover: Library of Congress. 2,3: Map by Peter McGinn. 8-13: Library of Congress. 14, 15: The New-York Historical Soci- 70: Library of Congress. 71: Lytle Papers, ety. 17: National Park Service (NPS), Andrew Johnson Na- Tennessee,

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