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By David Brody, James A. Henretta, Lynn Dumenil, Susan Ware

"How did that happen?" scholars ask yourself approximately their earlier. America’s History presents a transparent rationalization. teachers depend upon America’s History to assist them train that historical past issues — this suggests aiding their scholars comprehend not just what occurred, but additionally why. For the recent, 6th version, the authors took a troublesome examine all elements in their textual content, thought of what labored and what didn’t, and crafted a extensive revision plan that demonstrates, once more, their unequalled dedication to America’s History. The hallmark of the revision is an intensive reconsideration of the post-1945 interval that comes with new scholarship and is smart of the hot previous, yet America’s History, 6th variation deals even more. This comprises extra narrative adjustments in either volumes, a brand new in-text characteristic software in keeping with written and visible fundamental files in each bankruptcy, and a number of latest and more suitable pedagogic beneficial properties. With its transparent exposition, insightful research and in-text resources, America’s History, supplies teachers and scholars every thing they wish.

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Under leisurely rules that went back to the early republic, the 39th Congress elected in November 1864 was not scheduled to convene until December 1865. Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction. Johnson was a self-made man from the hills of eastern Tennessee. Born in 1808, he was apprenticed as a boy to a tailor and set up shop in Greeneville. Despite his lack of formal schooling — his wife was his teacher — Johnson prospered. His tailor shop became a political meeting place, and, natural leader that he was, he soon entered local politics with the backing of Greeneville’s small farmers and laborers.

Congress required the states still under federal control — Virginia, Mississippi, Texas, and Georgia — to ratify it as a condition for being readmitted to the Union. A year later the Fifteenth Amendment became part of the Constitution. ” As for white women in the audience, remarked Frances Harper in support of Douglass, they “all go for sex, letting race occupy a minor position,” or worse. In her despair, Elizabeth Cady Stanton lashed out in ugly racist terms against “Patrick and Sambo and Hans and Ung Tung,” aliens ignorant of the Declaration of Independence and yet entitled to vote while the most accomplished of American women remained voteless.

African American speakers, some financed by the Republican Party, fanned out into the old plantation districts and recruited ex-slaves for political roles. Still, few of the new leaders were field hands; most had been preachers or artisans. The literacy of one ex-slave, Thomas Allen, who was a Baptist minister and shoemaker, helped him win election to the Georgia legislature. “In my county,” he recalled, “the colored people came to me for instructions, and I gave them the best instructions I could.

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