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    The Radical and the Republican by James Oakes is a historical retelling about the struggle of two men, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, to put an end to slavery and the formation of their partnership that led to the ending of slavery. Both men came from vastly different backgrounds, but both strongly believed that slaves should be emancipated and given the benefits from their hard labor. However, in the beginning, their similarities ended there and they were not willing to be friends nor partners. Oakes argues that things could not remain this way due to the need for the passionate reformation and impulsive nature of Douglass paired with the practical political leadership that was exemplified by Lincoln were needed to finally liberate…

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    Book Review: The Radical and the Republican by James Oakes James Oakes, a historian and renowned professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is also the author of the book The Radical and the Republican. His book goes into details depicting the debates and the civil war, which took place in the mid-1800.These debates were focused on Fredericks Douglass’s attitude towards slavery and the emancipation of slaves, as well as the political attitude of Abraham Lincoln. Oakes…

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    slaves, against Southern parts; and secondly, the Union needed to become reunited as soon as possible, also with as little punishment to the Southern as possible. Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson have made great and quick progress to reunite the Union as rapidly as possible, but unnoticed black rights in the process. Radical Republicans in Congress has took over the Reconstruction the Blacks had more civil rights…

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    advocated harsh penalties, including hanging, for Confederates, but softened his stance following Lincoln’s assassination. The Radical Republican Congress favored a more punitive Reconstruction policy and citizenship for the freedmen. This desire led to the passing of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which granted citizenship to anyone born in the United States. The Reconstruction was marked by struggles between moderate views of Lincoln and Johnson and Congress’ radical views on…

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    Led by W. E. B. Du Bois, they celebrated radical Reconstruction’s victories by showing how the South was more democratized through the upsetting of the planter class’s status with the first public schools. They also stated that blacks were not as incompetent as Dunning’s supporter would like people to believe. The newly freedmen toiled hard to take in their freedoms. Du Bois commended northern efforts at succeeding at teaching tens of thousands of eager former slaves to read when he writes that…

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    The Civil War’s conclusion was just but the beginning of a reconstruction period that while remained militaristically peaceful, had a long, arduous road of rebuilding the union. Rising out of poverty in the south, Andrew Johnson, took office following Lincoln’s assassination and now faced the seemingly insurmountable task of mending a split nation. However after Johnson 's continuation of Lincoln 's approach to reconstruction, consisting of lenient policy regarding the South and widespread…

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    This included the whites rioting through neighborhoods that consisted of black people. Forty-six freed people were murdered by the moment the fires destroying black churches and schools had been put out. Congress was irate at the fact white opposition in the conquered South initiated what was called the Radical Reconstruction. This was a policy put in place to safeguard the freedom of the region’s blacks. Also in 1866, Memphis sustained four years of employment to Federal troops which naturally…

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    it was just the beginning of Civil Rights movements, whether you were in the North or South. Reconstruction failed because there was so much corruption and violence which would lead to hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan being formed and the rise of white supremacy. People were “separate but equal” because of the Plessy v Ferguson court decision which would lead to segregation. People who didn’t speak up because they were scared, also known as bystanders or just wanted to hide behind the shame…

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    Representative Henry Winter Davis. The Radical Plan taken Lincoln’s Ten-Percent Plan into a more stricter idea toward the peole, the Wade-Davis Bill was created to place the authority for reconstruction with the Congress. The Wade-Davis Bill required at least 50 percent of a seceded state voters take the oath of loyalty before the state could reestablish its government. It also had harsh punishments for the former Confederates. Some of the punishments were that “no person who has held or apply…

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    Civil War, also known as The War of Northern Aggression in the South. These plans have been proposed by the late President, Abraham Lincoln, President Andrew Johnson, and leader of the Radical Republican faction of the Republican party, Thaddeus Stevens. Each plan has varying degrees of punishments towards seceders and varying views upon slavery and the former Confederacy. With the late president's’ plan being the most lenient and Stevens’ plan being the harshest. So what is the point of my…

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