Category Archives: Reconstruction

Gordon Rhea’s Forthcoming Book – Stephen A. Swails: Black Freedom Fighter in the Civil War and Reconstruction

Perhaps Gordon C. Rhea’s award-winning books about the Overland Campaign line a shelf in your library. Perhaps you’ve been on a tour to see the places he’s written about. Perhaps you’re counting down the days until the ECW Symposium in … Continue reading

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Henry Adams on Adam Badeau and Ulysses S. Grant

On April 29, 1885, as Ulysses S. Grant was in the last stretch of writing his memoirs—and in the last stages of his terminal throat cancer—a story appeared in one of the New York newspapers that claimed Grant was not … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: When Frederick Douglas Stood Up to Anti-Asian Violence and Exclusion

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog Americans’ fear of non-white, non-Christian immigrants began in 1848 with the arrival of the first ship full of Chinese in San Francisco Bay. The Chinese came to wash the clothes … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Reconstructing American Womanhood During the Civil War and Reconstruction

ECW welcomes back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog We sometimes mistakenly associate the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras with the “Ideals of Victorian Womanhood,” as though all women sought to nestle inside of a purely domestic sphere of middle … Continue reading

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Book Review: Incidents in the Life of Cecilia Lawton: A Memoir of Plantation Life, War, and Reconstruction in Georgia and South Carolina

Southerners get short shrift from historians lately. They represent ignorant, mean-spirited, small-minded types of people who prefer to let others do their work for them (if aristocratically inclined) or make up excuses as to why it is alright for some … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Black History/Black Resistance

ECW welcomes back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog Reconstruction began while the Civil War was still raging. As Black refugees from slavery reached Union lines, they forced the United States government to reconstruct the relations of slave and master … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Freedom Colonies in Texas

When the Civil War ended in 1865, approximately 250,000 formerly enslaved people in the state of Texas faced an uncertain future. Although freed from slavery, challenges and difficulties remained as families searched for places to live, jobs, and community. Self-sufficient, … Continue reading

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On Monuments, America Must Never Surrender to Confederates, Old or New (conclusion)

part four of four ECW is pleased to welcome guest author Frank J. Scaturro. Frank is president of the Grant Monument Association and the author of President Grant Reconsidered and The Supreme Court’s Retreat from Reconstruction. He is currently writing a book … Continue reading

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On Monuments, America Must Never Surrender to Confederates, Old or New (part three)

part three of four ECW is pleased to welcome guest author Frank J. Scaturro. Frank is president of the Grant Monument Association and the author of President Grant Reconsidered and The Supreme Court’s Retreat from Reconstruction. He is currently writing a book … Continue reading

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On Monuments, America Must Never Surrender to Confederates, Old or New (part two)

part two of four ECW is pleased to welcome guest author Frank J. Scaturro. Frank is president of the Grant Monument Association and the author of President Grant Reconsidered and The Supreme Court’s Retreat from Reconstruction. He is currently writing a book … Continue reading

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