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U.S. Time Periods » 1850-1877: Civil War & Reconstruction

Reconstruction: The Second Civil War

provides clips from the documentary, as well as transcripts, a look behind the scenes, and a teacher's guide. Among the featured topics: 40 acres and a mule, plantations in ruins, African American legislators, Northerners in the South, and slave to sharecropper. (WGBH, National Endowment for the Humanities)

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Interesting Fact:

As general William Tecumseh Sherman's army advanced through the South, tens of thousands of freed slaves left their plantations to follow them. To solve problems caused by the mass of refugees, Sherman issued Special Field Orders, No. 15, a temporary plan granting each freed family forty acres of tillable land on islands and the coast of Georgia.
The Shackle Broken, by the Genius of Freedom

The 1875 Civil Rights Act

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