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HIS 211 - U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Present - Textbook

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HIS 211 - U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Present

Adapted by Kris Burrell

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Based on OpenStax U.S. History, Senior Contributing Authors: P. Scott Corbett, Volker Janssen, John M. Lund, Todd Pfannestiel, Sylvie Waskiewicz, and Paul Vickery, with additional noteworthy contributions by the Lumen Learning team.

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Chapter 1: Reconstruction Era (1865-1877)

Chapter 1: Reconstruction Era (1865-1877)


  • Introduction
  • Restoring the Union
  • Congress and the Remaking of the South, 1865–1866
  • Radical Reconstruction, 1867–1872
  • The Collapse of Reconstruction
  • Video: Reconstruction and 1876
  • Primary Source Reading: Atlanta Compromise Speech
  • Primary Source Reading: Souls of Black Folk
  • Primary Source Reading: Black Codes
  • Assignment: Reactions to Jim Crow
  • The Meaning of Black Freedom
  • Senator Thaddeus Stevens addresses 39th Congress
  • Testimony of Elias Hill Recounting a Nighttime Visit from the Ku Klux Klan