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America's Reconstruction: People and Politics After the Civil War

http://digitalhistory.uh.edu/reconstruction/index.html

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Description: Reconstruction, one of the most turbulent and controversial eras in American history, began during the Civil War and ended in 1877. This exhibit examines issues and presents an up-to-date portrait of a period whose unrealized goals of economic and racial justice still confront our society. The text is by Eric Foner, Columbia University, and Olivia Mahoney, the Chicago Historical Society. A great collection of primary source visuals is interspersed within the text. Standards 8.11.1, 8.11.3, and 8.11.5

Comments: This site is by Digital History at the University of Houston with Gilder Lehrman, the Chicago Historical Society, the National Park Service and PATH.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 178

Baltimore & the Fifteenth Amendment, May 19, 1870

http://www.toad.net/~dave/project/

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Description: In May of 1870 the Civil War had been over for five years and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation had been in effect since 1863. With the country facing the stupendous task of rebuilding the South, and with Ulysses S. Grant and the radical Republicans promising to give freed slaves the right to vote, the Fifteenth Amendment passed Congress. Three quarters of the states had to ratify the Fifteenth Amendment for it to become part of the Constitution. Ironically, Maryland, one state which rejected the amendment, was chosen as the site of one of the nation's largest celebrations of its ratification. In Baltimore, on May 19, 1870, a parade with over 20,000 participants was executed in an "imposing and hearty manner," and "the dancing was kept up until a late hour." Standard 8.11.1

Comments: This primary source rich site was developed by David Troy as his senior project at Johns Hopkins University.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 354

Black Voting Rights: The Creation of the 15th Amendment

http://15thamendment.harpweek.com/

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Description: In the aftermath of the American Civil War, slavery was abolished by the Thirteenth Amendment and black Americans were granted citizenship, equal protection, and other rights by the Fourteenth Amendment. However, voting was still limited at the federal level and in all but five states to white men. This site uses text and graphics from the Harper Weekly and includes a glossary, a timeline and resources. Standard 8.11.5

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3715

Citizenship, Due Process, and Equal Protection: The Creation of the 14th Amendment

http://14thamendment.harpweek.com/

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Description: The end of the Civil War in April 1865 brought defeat to the Confederacy, and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in December 1865 put an end to slavery in the United States. Serious questions remained, however, concerning the fate of former Confederates and the newly freed slaves in the restored Union. This site uses images and text from 19th century issues of Harper Weekly. Standards 8.11.5 and 12.5.3

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3714

Documents from Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867

http://www.history.umd.edu/Freedmen/sampdocs.htm

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Description: Here are sample documents from the volumes of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation. They are transcriptions (or, in a few cases, images) of originals housed in the National Archives of the United States and include letters and documents about emancipation, the Civil War, the life of Black soldiers, freedmen, and much more. Standards 8.9.6, 8.10.5, 8.10.4, 8.10.7, and 8.11.3

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3641

Encyclopedia of Slavery

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAslavery.htm

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Description: This Spartacus site has a wealth of information, all cross linked among the names and topics, for anyone beginning research on a person or event related to slavery. Beginning with 32 slave accounts by people famous and obscure, the site then provides 14 articles on the slave system including the slave trade and life on different types of plantations. Following this are 14 articles on life in enslavement and 24 articles on events and issues from the Amistad Mutiny to Reconstruction. There is a huge list of campaigners against slavery both American and British with biographical information on each. Standards 5.4.6, 8.6.4, 8.7 all, 8.9.1, 8.9.5, 8.10.4, and 8.11 all

Comments: The articles are usually short and are designed for student use. The copyright is stringent.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1088

End of Slavery: Creation of the 13th Amendment

http://13thamendment.harpweek.com/

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Description: This site uses text and pictures from Harper Weekly to describe the slavery and secession crisis, the early Union policies on emancipation, President Lincoln's emancipation policies, and finally the 13th Amendment itself. A timeline, biographies, glossary, and sources are also included. Standard 8.11.5

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3713

Free African Americans -- Life Stories

http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/seminar/unit6/index.html

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Description: Emancipation was one of the most important "revolutions" in American history. It fundamentally changed society and had a huge impact not only on the people who lived it, but those who came after. This site has selected material from those formerly enslaved, their former masters, and soldiers and civilians from the Civil War era. Standards 8.11.3 and 8.11.4

Comments: This is site is co-sponsored by the National Archives and the University of Virginia.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1301

I Will Be Heard: Abolitionism in America

http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/abolitionism/introduction.htm

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Description: "Abolitionism in America" documents our country?s intellectual, moral, and political struggle to achieve freedom for all Americans. Featuring rare books, manuscripts, letters, photographs, and other materials from Cornell?s pre-eminent anti-slavery and Civil War collections, the exhibition explores the complex history of slavery, resistance, and abolition from the 1700s through 1865. Standards 8.7.2, 8.9.0, 8.9.1, 8.10.4, and 8.11.5

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3614

Levi Jordan Plantation

http://www.webarchaeology.com/html/Default.htm

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Description: This is a rich site featuring the history and archaeology of a plantation in southern Texas from about 1848-1888. Included are the names of the African American people who lived there, photos and descriptions of what has been found about life in the period through archaeology in the slave quarters, and examples of oral histories. Standard 8.8.6 and 8.11.2

Comments: This rich site is still under development but provides ample opportunities to observe how the story of history is written through the ongoing process of research and interpretation of primary material.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1963

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