The Sequel of Appomattox: A Chronicle of the Reunion of the States

The Sequel of Appomattox: A Chronicle of the Reunion of the States

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The Sequel of Appomattox: A Chronicle of the Reunion of the States

The Sequel of Appomattox: A Chronicle of the Reunion of the States

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When the armies of the Union and of the Confederacy were disbanded in 1865, two matters had been settled beyond further dispute: the negro was to be free, and the Union was to be perpetuated. But though slavery and state sovereignty were no longer at issue, there were still many problems which pressed for solution. The huge task of reconstruction must be faced. The nature of the situation required that the measures of reconstruction be first formulated in Washington by the victors and then worked out in the conquered South. Since the success of these policies would depend in a large measure upon their acceptability to both sections of the country, it was expected that the North would be influenced to some extent . . .

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