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The Reconstruction Era
This paper discusses the difficulties and diverse processes used to direct the slow and confusing political evolution of the South during the Reconstruction era after the end of the Civil War.
# 98095 | 2,835 words | 15 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Sep 07, 2007 in History (U.S. After 1865) , Political Science (U.S.) , Sociology (General)

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This paper stresses that, although the era of reconstruction after the Civil War is often referred to as "The Tragic Era" or "The Age of Hate", the treatment given the South is considered to be the mildest punishment ever inflicted after an unsuccessful Civil War. The author points out that the fact that the Civil War brought forth the inherent differences of the people of the North and the South underscores the success of the political leadership of the North and the adaptability of the South in ultimately unifying the country. The paper explains that the three phases of political reconstruction of the South---the presidential, radical and redemption periods---not only reconstructed the South but also strengthened the entire country's political system.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Crowe, Charles (1966). The Age Of Civil War And Reconstruction, 1830-1900. Homewood, I.L.; The Dorsey Press
  • Foner, Eric (1988). Reconstruction America's Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877. New York, N.Y.; Harper & Row.
  • Goyal, O.P. (1985). Comparative Government, McCurillan Press.
  • Hobson, Charles F. (2000). The Great Chief Justice: John Marshall and The Rule of Law Lawrence, K.S.; University Press of Kansas
  • Laski, H.J. (1939). The Obsolescence of Federation, New Republic, Vol. 98,

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