“Dr. Burgess is the author of two books covering the Civil War and the Reconstruction period, _The Civil War and the Constitution_ and _Reconstruction and the Constitution_, and evidently made a thorough research in collecting the data for publication.”
“You must at least admit that the dogma of 'State Rights' was settled by the war and by that system of summary and complete national control over the erring commonwealths which we call Reconstruction," said Martin.”
“The failure of what we called Reconstruction hurt him mighty bad, an ', to my mind, hed more ter du with takin' him off than the fever.”
“Frederick Douglass had told Lincoln that the Second Inaugural was "a sacred effort," and in "Reconstruction" (December, 1866, Atlantic), Douglass made an appeal to the Thirty-ninth Congress to live up to the high purpose Lincoln had sketched.”
“Reconstruction is NOT the war, never was, and never will be.”
“The problem with Reconstruction is that it was always going to be temporary, and no one planned for what to do after it was over.”
“A solid brick structure erected in Reconstruction days, it stood at one corner of a handsome square not far from the center of town.”
“This will allow the Government of Afghanistan GOA to start the various short-, medium- and long-term Reconstruction and Development initiatives.”
“We still believed then in Reconstruction, in a New World; and both those who gave their lives in the war and we who now survive believed in the slogan "a war to end war".”
“Reconstruction is the lesson for the day; and while all graceful adornment should be saved for use and beauty, the under-pinning of our new life should not be made of plaster, nor its towers and arches be a frescoed counterfeit of solid stone and wood.”
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