America: A Narrative History (Seventh Edition) (Vol. 2) by George Brown Tindall

By George Brown Tindall

Utilized by over 1000000 scholars, the US: a story background is among the such a lot winning American historical past textbooks ever published.Maintaining the gains that experience regularly distinct this vintage textual content energetic and available narrative kind, a willing stability of political with social and cultural historical past, and unprecedented price the 7th variation introduces a totally redesigned, full-color structure complemented via crowd pleasing maps and more advantageous pedagogy. The 7th version additionally introduces the hot topic of environmental heritage. conscientiously built-in all through, this topic provides illuminating views on how americans have formed and been formed via the wildlife.

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Some migrated to Canada, Europe, Mexico, South America, or Asia. Others preferred the western territories and states. Still others settled in northern and midwestern cities on the assumption that educational and economic opportunities would be better among the victors. Those who remained in the South found old social roles reversed. One Confederate army captain reported that on his father’s plantation “our negroes are living in great comfort. They were delighted to see me with overflowing affection.

But an ambiguity crept into the wording of the act. Cabinet officers, it said, should serve during the term of the president who appointed them— and Lincoln had appointed Stanton, although, to be sure, Johnson was serving out Lincoln’s term. The Military Reconstruction Act was hailed—or denounced—as the triumphant victory of “Radical” Reconstruction. ” One state, Tennessee, which had ratified the Fourteenth Amendment, was exempted from the application of the new act. ” Each state constitution had to provide the same universal male suffrage.

C A R P E T B A G G E R S A N D S C A L AWA G S T H E R A D I C A L R E P U B L I C A N R E C O R D Former Confederates also resented the new state constitutions because of their provisions allowing for black suffrage and civil rights. Yet most remained in effect for some years after the end of Radical Republican control, and later constitutions incorporated many of their features. Conspicuous among Radical innovations were such steps toward greater democracy as requiring universal manhood suffrage, reapportioning legislatures more nearly according to population, and making more state offices elective.

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