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RECONSTRUCTION PERIOD-- SELECTED RESOURCES

Keeley Library   February 8, 2001
See also:
Civil War
United States History

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT RECONSTRUCTION

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book, 1990 
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v. 16
in Encyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v.23
Foner, Eric. "Reconstruction" v.16 Benedict, Michael Les. "Reconstruction" v.23

RECONSTRUCTION  BROWSING GUIDE
See our guides ,Finding Your Way in the Library, and  Library Floor Plan to locate books on the shelves.

973.0496 975.04

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Reconstruction. 
United States--History--1865-1898. 
Southern States--Politics and government--1865-1950. 

SELECTED VIDEORECORDINGS

Rebuilding the American nation [videorecording]  973.8 R293 1973B 

RECONSTRUCTION-- SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS

Reconstruction  JACKDAW
Great Events from History, American Series  v. 2(see following article:)
     Reconstruction of the South  pp. 1003-1009
Ref. 973 M194 v.2
Reconstruction and Industrialization (Annals of American v. 10) Ref. 973 A613 v.10
Ebony Pictorial History of  Black America v.2  See chapter on Reconstruction Ref. 973.0496 E16 v.2
A Documentary History of the Negro People in the United States v.1  (See chapters on Reconstruction) Ref. 973.0496 D637 v.1
American History , Volume II Reconstruction through the Present
(See article: "New View of Reconstruction"
Ref. 973.05b A615

SELECTED BOOKS IN THE CIRCULATING COLLECTION

Trial by fire : a people's history of the Civil War and Reconstruction / 973.7 S656
Masters without slaves : southern planters in the Civil War and Reconstruction 976.04 R628
The Trouble they seen : Black people tell the story of Reconstruction 973.0496073 T859
The era of Reconstruction, 1863-1877  973.8 W875
Reconstruction, 1865-187 975.04 R311
The South as it is: 1865-1866 975.041 D399 1967
History of Black America (See chapters on Reconstruction) 973.0496 L752

PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ABOUT RECONSTRUCTION

SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to SAILS  Databases. You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab


WEB SITES

  • Opposing Views of Reconstruction
  • Freedmen and Southern Society Project
  • Abraham Lincoln Historical Text Archive Miss State Archives, includes papers, speeches, plans for reconstruction.
  • Documents fron NARA  (National Archives and Records Administration)
  • Freedmen's Bureau Records, an Overview
  • Negro Convention, Alexandria Virginia
  • Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction
  • North Carolina Black Soldiers totheFreedmen's Bureau Petitioners At the end of the war, black soldiers stationed near Petersburg, Virginia, wrote to the commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau to protest the suffering of their wives, children, and parents at asettlement on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. 
    Meeting between Black religious authorities and Union military authorities A Northern newspaper reported the proceedings of a remarkable gathering: At Savannah, Georgia, twenty black ministers and lay leaders  joined Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton and General William T. Sherman to consider the future of the thousands of slaves freed by the march of Sherman's army. 
    Black Residents or Nashville to the Union Convention In a petition to a convention of white unionists that was considering reorganization of the state government and the abolition of slavery,black Tennesseans argued that black men were fit to exercise the privileges of citizenship. 
    Order by the Commander of the Military Division of the Mississippi, January 15, 1865 
    Intending chiefly to disencumber his mobile army of the fugitive slaves who followed in its train, General William T. Sherman reserved a swath of land along the south Atlantic coast for settlement exclusively by former slaves, promising the settlers "possessory title" to small  tracts. 
    Southern Viewpoints 
    Reconstruction: Confederate Military History     Reconstriction, Perry Mississippi

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    Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
    September, 1978  to  June, 2001