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Reconstruction Period   /rˌikənstrˈəkʃən pˈɪriəd/   Listen
Reconstruction Period

The period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877.  Synonym: Reconstruction.

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"Reconstruction Period" Quotes from Famous Books

... to-day are most fortunate in their opportunities and advantages. The home, the school, the shop, social life and play offer increasing fields for service. The ever increasing number of problems which must be faced, in this reconstruction period of our nation's life, demands leaders of broad intellect, clear vision and sound judgment. Coupled with these qualifications there must be developed a moral earnestness which will ...
— Dramatized Rhythm Plays - Mother Goose and Traditional • John N. Richards

... air-blast being still in commission, it may itself say that the South, in spite of the war upheaval and the far more seismic convulsion of the reconstruction period, was still the Old South when Caleb ...
— The Quickening • Francis Lynde

... to 1878 I think may be called the period of Reconstruction. This included the time that I spent as a student at Hampton and as a teacher in West Virginia. During the whole of the Reconstruction period two ideas were constantly agitating in the minds of the coloured people, or, at least, in the minds of a large part of the race. One of these was the craze for Greek and Latin learning, and the other was ...
— Up From Slavery: An Autobiography • Booker T. Washington

... to all; and when, in 1871, I asked that senator to declare the power of the United States Constitution to protect women in their right to vote—as he had done for black men—he handed me a copy of all his speeches during that reconstruction period, and said: ...
— The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2) • Ida Husted Harper

... been made to save the records of the Negro during the Reconstruction period. American public opinion has been so prejudiced against the Negroes because of their elevation to prominence in southern politics that it has been considered sufficient to destroy their regime and forget it. As future historians will seek for facts ...
— The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920 • Various

... the bitterness of this reconstruction period that I penned the following sonnet to the memory of JOHN M. DANIEL, editor of the Richmond Examiner, to which paper I contributed more than threescore editorial articles ...
— The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915 • Basil L. Gildersleeve

... favourite topic, with the American whom he most admired. Perhaps the finest thing in the career of Grover Cleveland was the influence which he exerted upon young men. After the sordid political transactions of the reconstruction period and after the orgy of partisanship which had followed the Civil War, this new figure, acceding to the Presidency in 1885, came as an inspiration to millions of zealous and intelligent young college-bred Americans. One of the first to feel the new spell was Walter Page; Mr. Cleveland ...
— The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I • Burton J. Hendrick

... the political disabilities of the negro man were so closely akin to those of all women that the advocates of universal suffrage organized under the name of the Equal Rights Association. The "reconstruction period," however, engendered so many differences of opinion, and a platform so broad permitted such latitude of debate, the women soon became convinced that their own cause was being sacrificed. Therefore in May, 1869, under the leadership of ...
— The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV • Various

... woman, Rachel did not know much about politics during the Reconstruction period. She had heard the words "Democrat," "Radical" and "Republican" and that ...
— Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States - Volume II. Arkansas Narratives. Part I • Work Projects Administration

... The Reconstruction Period lasted from 1865 to 1870. The South was left industrially prostrate, and it required a long period to adjust the change from the ownership to the employment ...
— The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII. - Modern History • Arthur Mee

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