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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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    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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    Radicals who were for the reconstruction providing all equality for blacks were furious by Johnson. The Radical Republicans Thaddeus Stevens and Charles Summer wanted to deny the former Confederates the right to vote and keep them from being able to reelect. By the end of 1865 Radical Republicans gained the majority in congress. Johnson then gave an announcement that said the South was restored to the UNion. He thought that the last step to the reconstruction phases was for the Congress to allow…

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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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    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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    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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    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…

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    approaches in the congressional races in late 1866, Republicans in Congress took firm hold of Reconstruction in the South. The next March, again over Johnson 's veto, Congress passed the Reconstruction Act of 1867, which briefly isolated the South into five military areas and delineated how governments in view of widespread suffrage were to be composed (Foner). The law additionally required southern states to endorse the fourteenth Amendment, which widened the meaning of citizenship. By 1870,…

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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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