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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 class docility. The Victorian Ideal never enjoyed unalloyed acceptance among white native-born women, and Black […]

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“Echoes Through Time”: New York State’s Only Civil War Museum

by ECW Correspondent Amelia Kibbe Longtime friends Thomas Place and Steve Teeft sat talking one day about the number of Civil War relics they had each collected over the years. “We both have great collections, but absolutely nobody sees them but me and you,” Teeft said. Although not right away, that observation grew into something larger, […]

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Opposing the South Carolina Black Codes in 1865

ECW welcomes back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog After the surrender of the Confederate armies between April and June 1865, President Andrew Johnson remarkably left state and local governments in the hands of many of the same white men who had led the South into rebellion against the United States. These men excluded Blacks, […]

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Un-cancelling Longstreet

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog. Elizabeth Varon’s new book Longstreet: The Confederate General Who Defied the South came out last month and it has already caused quite a stir. The New York Times, Slate, and the Wall Street Journal have all published very positive reviews and […]

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Echoes of Reconstruction: New Sources for Examining Reconstruction and the War on Democracy

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog. As I have in past years, this month I wanted to let you know about new sources to learn about Reconstruction. Two new books have arrived this year to tell the story of the war against Reconstruction, I Saw Death Coming: […]

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Veto of Civil Rights Act 1866

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog. On March 13, 1866 the House of Representatives passed the First Civil Rights bill. It had been passed by the Senate in February. Imagine that. The first civil rights legislation passed by Congress dealing with discrimination based on race was passed […]

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Echoes of the Reconstruction: Weekly Caucasian Opposing Grant

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog. The Weekly Caucasian newspaper from Lexington, Missouri was a staunchly Democratic newspaper. Supporting the virtues of the Confederacy, applying the lessons of “The Lost Cause” to Missouri, and aggressively advocating the program of the Democratic Party made it into one of the most-read […]

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Echoes of Reconstruction: A High Profile Case Is Being Prosecuted Under the Enforcement Act of 1870

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog. The Enforcement Act of 1870 was written to protect the democratic system during the Reconstruction Era from white supremacist conspiracies designed to take away the right to vote or other civil rights from newly enfranchised former slaves. The Act has drawn some attention […]

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Scientific Racism & “Proof” that Black Children Don’t Belong in Schools With White Children

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog. From the conservative Democratic newspaper the Yorkville Enquirer of South Carolina comes the opinion of science in favor of racial segregation and white superiority. This South Carolina newspaper quotes a letter from Elliot Coues, an army surgeon from New Hampshire who […]

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