Reconstruction love

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  • proper noun A period of the history of the United States from 1865 to 1877, during which the nation tried to resolve the status of the ex-Confederate states, the ex-Confederate leaders, and the Freedmen (ex-slaves) after the American Civil War.

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  • 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.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921

  • 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.

    A Fool's Errand. By One of the Fools

  • "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.

    A Fool's Errand. By One of the Fools

  • 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.

    Rhetoric of Freedom

  • 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.

    Rhetoric of Freedom

  • A solid brick structure erected in Reconstruction days, it stood at one corner of a handsome square not far from the center of town.

    L'ombra mostrarsi

  • A solid brick structure erected in Reconstruction days, it stood at one corner of a handsome square not far from the center of town.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Reconstruction is NOT the war, never was, and never will be.

    Think Progress » Rove Falsely Claims Bush Administration Never Said Iraqi Oil Revenue Would Help Pay For War

  • 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.

    Matthew Yglesias » Phoenix-Like

  • This will allow the Government of Afghanistan GOA to start the various short-, medium- and long-term Reconstruction and Development initiatives.

    Archive 2007-04-01

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