• Summary
  • Contents

Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 18. Reconstruction (1865–1877)
Chapter 18. Reconstruction (1865–1877)
At Issue

“Reconstruction” describes the twelve-year period following the Civil War during which the American government and people took legal, economic, and social action to solve the myriad problems associated with the readmission of the eleven former Confederate states to the Union.

Reconstruction Overview

Reconstruction proper began after the Civil War, but the administration of President Abraham Lincoln began preparing for the reintegration into the Union ...

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