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By Mary Beth Norton, Carol Sheriff, David M. Katzman, David W. Blight, Howard P. Chudacoff

The short version of A humans AND A state preserves the text's method of American background as a narrative of all American humans. identified for a couple of strengths, together with its well-respected writer staff and fascinating narrative, the publication emphasizes social background, giving specific recognition to race and racial id. Like its full-length counterpart, the short 8th variation specializes in tales of daily humans, cultural variety, paintings, and pop culture. a brand new layout makes for simpler interpreting and note-taking. occasions as much as and together with the election of 2008 are up to date and incorporated, and new bankruptcy has been written on "The Contested West." to be had within the following cut up thoughts: A humans AND A kingdom, short 8th variation entire (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 0547175582; quantity I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0547175590; quantity II: considering the fact that 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 0547175604.

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Although many Klansmen fled their state to avoid prosecution, and the Klan officially disbanded, paramilitary organizations known as Rifle Clubs and Red Shirts often took the Klan’s place. com/history/norton/peoplenationbrief8e 430 CHAPTER 16 RECONSTRUCTION: AN UNFINISHED REVOLUTION, 1865–1877 Still, there were ominous signs that the North’s commitment to racial justice was fading, as some influential Republicans opposed the anti-Klan laws. Rejecting other Republicans’ arguments that the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments made the federal government the protector of citizens’ rights, dissenters charged that Congress was infringing on states’ rights.

James Lynch, a leading black politician from Mississippi, saw disfranchising whites as foolish. Landless former slaves “must be in friendly relations with the great body of the whites in the state,” he explained. “Otherwise . . ” Despised and lacking power, southern Republicans strove for safe ways to gain a foothold in a depressed economy. Far from being vindictive toward the race that enslaved them, most southern blacks appealed to whites to be fair. Hence, the South’s Republican Party condemned itself to defeat if white voters would not cooperate.

In New York and Philadelphia, workers increasingly lived in unhealthy tenement housing. Thousands would list themselves on the census as common laborer or general jobber. Concerned, in 1868 Republicans passed an eight-hour workday bill that applied to federal workers. The labor question (see Chapter 18) now preoccupied northerners far more than the southern or the freed men question. Then the Panic of 1873 ushered in over five years of economic contraction. Three million people lost their jobs, especially in cities.

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