The Nation Reunited : War's Aftermath
Time-Life Civil War Series 27 of 27
Another excellent book in the Time-Life series on the Civil War. This volume looks at Reconstruction and its aftermath, the impeachment of President Johnson, the rise of capital in America, the corrupt presidency of Grant and the westward shift of Americans to the West. Filled with photos, period illustrations and photos of artifacts it is an excellent resource for understanding post-Civil War America. Includes sidebars on Jefferson Davis, the Grand Review, Lee, the frontier army, Thomas Nast, life for the freedmen after the War and the veterans' reunions
Generals became overnight heroes: When Sheridan visited St. Louis, for exammost reaction ple, in the two miles long to honor him and Yet results of the state elections in the fall of 1867 indicated that many Northerners predominantly white Reconstruction gov- larly his ernment came Republicans, having enfranchised Southern calling for fasting opposition to black advancement. Re- compelled to do the same for those in the North. Democrats, however, played on Northern racial fears.
Fires that raced like the through the tall grass. wind Most men went armed to protect their families and their livestock from marauding Indians, and from wolves and other predators. Many gave up. "I came to the conclu- longhorns were driven from the sparse Texas range into Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Nebraska and Colorado, there to fatten on fertile northern pasture lands before being shipped by the rail to packing houses of the Midwest. At the rail- cow towns such as Abilene,.
Leniency toward former Confeder111 A Presidency Scarred by Scandal ates. He was "a queer old man," wrote Hen- ry Watterson, the astute editor of the Louis- Republicans carried every a crushing defeat. Northern state and 10 of the 16 Southern and Courier-Journal, "a very medley of border states as well, garnering a larger mar- contradictions, shrewd and simple, credu- gin than they had in 1868. In addition to the and penetrating." Following the Liber- presidency, Republicans.
Weakness, of subserviency, of surrender." lic Wendell Phillips observed prophetically lent rejoicing. to trust rights was the crisis resolved and the to as they first in- accounts, the pub- in a spirit of benevo- There was scattered applause came into view, noted a New Orleans Picayune reporter, and somebody "fair evidence of insanity." But most Northerners seemed glad 156 that Southern promises about black saw the soldiers off all — and have government of the gave a.
College, 57, 5859,60 Lee, Robert E., Jr., 32 Levy, William M., 156 Fort Rice, 104-105 Hill, Fort Sanders, 82 Fort Sill, 114 Fowler, Joseph O. , 75 of, , Hooker, Joseph, 162 Howard, Oliver O., 36, 50 James A., 56, 108, 153 Garnett, Henry H., 42 Garrison, Lindley M., 170 Garrison, William Lloyd, 156 George, Illinois troops, 61st J. in, 29; Indiana troops, Wilder's Lightning Brigade, Indians: conflict with, 92-97; peace talks readmission to Union, 69; Union with, 96-97 Industry:.