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This Jackdaw provides the background to Reconstruction after the Civil War and describes the intense political battles that shaped it. It examines the struggle of the blacks for jobs, schools, land reform and political power. How the new governments performed, and their overthrow, is created through prints, photographs, cartoons, broadsheets, newspapers — hands-on documents of the time. Historian: Milton Meltzer. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • No More Driver’s Lash for Me
  • Black Codes and a White Rule
  • Forty Acres and a Mule
  • From Sheriff to Senator
  • Home Rule Again and White Supremacy
Historical Documents
  • Chronology of Reconstruction.
  • Broadside: “Men of Color, To Arms! Now or Never!” about 1863.
  • Portraits of Black Members of the Louisiana Legislature of 1868, with extracts from the Reconstruction Constitution.
  • Ku Klux Klan sheet.
  • Front page of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, December 26, 1868.
  • Front page of the New Orleans Tribune, January 15, 1869.
  • Five Thomas Nast cartoons.
  • Joint Resolutions of Congress proposing the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
  • Two pages of the Report on Conditions of Affairs in the Southern States, 1872.
  • Broadside: Robert B. Elliott Delivering His Speech on Civil Rights, January 6, 1874.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

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