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Reconstruction Period Research Forum

The Civil War - A Perspective

An excellent Book Review (IMHO) by W. M. M c A f e e.
What happened to initial reconstruction efforts, granting total citizenship, liberty, justice, and hope to the newly freed? The reviewer highlights the direction (U turn) radical reconstruction took once 'states rights' was restored.

A new direction, based on protestant christian values, united all. There was a new "enemy" on the horizon. ²

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¹ McAfee, Ward M. "Repressive reconciliation - One ( ....) nation, under God." Civil War Book Review. The United States Civil War Center. 12 Aug. 2005 .

² Blum, Edward J. Reforging the White Republic: Race, Religion, and American Nationalism, 1865-1898. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005.

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