Reconstruction : the rebuilding of the United States after the Civil War / Judy Dodge Cummings ; illustrated by Micah Rauch.
- ISBN: 9781619309760
- ISBN: 1619309769
- ISBN: 9781619309739
- ISBN: 1619309734
- Physical Description: ix, 118 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm.
- Publisher: Norwich, VT : Nomad Press, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Map -- Timeline -- Introduction. The past informs the present -- Rehearsal for Reconstruction -- Presidential reconstruction -- Congress takes a stand -- Radical reconstruction -- High crimes and misdemeanors -- A moment in the sun -- The wheel of progress rolls backward -- The legacies of Reconstruction.
"After the Civil War, Americans struggled to repair the divided nation. How does a country rebuild the infrastructure, government, and economy of a huge region while taking steps to resolve the status of 4 million newly freed slaves? In Reconstruction: The Rebuilding of the United States After the Civil War, middle schoolers examine the era from 1865 to 1877, a time when the United States wrestled with questions that still plague the country today: Who should have access to citizenship and voting rights? How should the power of the federal government be balanced against the rights of the states? What is the proper government response to white supremacy? Readers use an inquiry-based approach to explore how political, economic, and social problems were handled during Reconstruction. Along the way, they design models for combating similar twenty-first-century problems, using critical and creative thinking skills. Graphic novel-style illustrations, amazing historical photography, and primary sources bring the past to life and illustrate how Reconstruction affected both blacks and whites."--Amazon.com
|Target Audience Note:||
Ages 12-16 School Library Journal
Grades 7-10 School Library Journal
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|Subject:||Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
United States > History > 1865-1898.
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