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The Struggle for Reconciliation and Control

Brooks Blevins

in A History of the Ozarks, Volume 2: The Conflicted Ozarks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042737
eISBN:
9780252051593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042737.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 4 chronicles the period of political Reconstruction in the post-Civil War years, from 1865 to about 1874. Despite the formal end of war, the region did not see an end to bloodshed, as former ... More


The One-Armed Hero of Henry County

Glenn W. LaFantasie

in Gettysburg Requiem: The Life and Lost Causes of Confederate Colonel William C. Oates

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331318
eISBN:
9780199851515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331318.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the political experience of William C. Oates in Henry County, Alabama. Oates took up politics to fight back against what he considered to be the injustices imposed on the South ... More


The Great Day of Acounter: Democracy and the Problem of Power in Republican Reconstruction

Gregory P. Downs

in Declarations of Dependence: The Long Reconstruction of Popular Politics in the South, 1861-1908

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834442
eISBN:
9781469603407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877760_downs.7
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on William Holden, who had been turned out of office only three years earlier. Starting in 1866, Holden adeptly read the transformations in Washington, ingratiated himself with ... More


Reconstruction: Righteous Rulers and the Unrepentant

Lucas P. Volkman

in Houses Divided: Evangelical Schisms and the Crisis of the Union in Missouri

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190248321
eISBN:
9780190248345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190248321.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 7 reveals how Radical Republicans during Reconstruction adopted a new state constitution that disqualified ministers of the gospel from preaching for failure to take a Test Oath professing ... More


Emancipate, Enfranchise, Educate: Freedom and the Hope of Interracial Democracy, 1862–1869

Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove

in Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635866
eISBN:
9781469635873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635866.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes a time of tremendous upheaval and transformation in the city. During the Civil War and Reconstruction, Washington was a “Yankee City” on the leading edge of racial change in ... More


Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War

Carole Emberton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226024271
eISBN:
9780226024301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024301.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the months after the end of the Civil War, there was one word on everyone’s lips: redemption. From the fiery language of Radical Republicans calling for a reconstruction of the former Confederacy ... More


James A. Garfield

Steven G. Calabresi and Christopher S. Yoo

in The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121261
eISBN:
9780300145380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121261.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter concerns James A. Garfield, who served as a Radical Republican member until his election to the presidency. While in the House, Garfield exhibited an unsurprising pro-Congress bias. As ... More


Emancipation in Washington, D.C.: Battleground for Freedom and Reconstruction

Kate Masur

in The War Worth Fighting: Abraham Lincoln's Presidency and Civil War America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060644
eISBN:
9780813050966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060644.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter analyses the dynamics that produced a remarkable synergy between black activation and Republican politics that brought about significant changes—changes that mirrored the expectations ... More


Epilogue: Illusions of Emancipation

Joseph P. Reidy

in Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648361
eISBN:
9781469648385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648361.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The defeat of the Confederacy destroyed slavery and the slaveholders' quest for an independent nation. The Freedmen's Bureau, established by Congress weeks before the surrender, aimed to construct a ... More


Wartime Trials and Tribulations: Emancipation, Disloyal Believers, and the Hard Birth of a New Civil Religion

Lucas P. Volkman

in Houses Divided: Evangelical Schisms and the Crisis of the Union in Missouri

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190248321
eISBN:
9780190248345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190248321.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 6 reveals that antislavery Unionists embraced the view that disloyalty to the United States and support of slavery were tantamount to sin. Northern evangelicals, Union troops, and Radical ... More


The Great Mistake

Christopher Grasso

in Teacher, Preacher, Soldier, Spy: The Civil Wars of John R. Kelso

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197547328
eISBN:
9780197547359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197547328.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Worn down by the summer of 1866, Kelso withdrew from the fall election. There was still work to be done, however, in the second session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress in the spring of 1867. He helped ... More


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