Civil War and Reconstruction (American Heritage, American by David C. King

By David C. King

An extraordinary first-hand glimpse of the Civil battle during the phrases of these who have been thereThis fascinating new addition to the yank historical past American Voices sequence deals younger readers insights into the tradition and ideas of the Civil conflict period via quite a few fundamental resources. The ebook contains significant old records, akin to the Gettysburg tackle, in addition to extra custom-made bills of the battle and of the preferred tradition of the days present in diaries, ads, and journal and newspaper articles. all through, the readings are supplemented via introductions, interval illustrations, sidebar info, and vocabularies.David C. King (Hillsdale, new york) is the writer of Wiley's American children in heritage sequence of U.S. heritage task books in addition to Colonies and Revolution and Westward enlargement within the American history American Voices sequence. American background is the most effective American background journal and is widely known for its reference books.

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Our men have driven off their army twice this week. . At Black Jack the two armies were drawn up in line of battle, a ravine separating them, but after viewing our brave fellows, they concluded that running was the better part of valor, and took to their heels, and put spurs to their horses. . The people of Westport have great cause for alarm, for the ghosts of murdered victims, we have no doubt, are haunting the place, and ere long their blood will be avenged! Our men have gone over the river, to help the Delaware Indians today.

43 Rebels and Yankees Confederate troops were nicknamed Rebels probably because the act of seccession was officially called an act of rebellion. Northerners had long been known as Yankees, so that was a natural nickname for Union troops. qxd 8/4/03 10:25 AM Page 44 44 CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION 666666666666666 FROM The Memoirs of Captain Abner Doubleday APRIL 1861 magazine: a storage area for gunpowder, ammunition, and explosives. As soon as the outline of our fort could be distinguished [at dawn on April 13, 1861], the enemy [opened fire].

Taney’s Opinion in Dred Scott v. Sandford MARCH 1857 In the opinion of the Court, the legislation and histories of the times, and the language used in the Declaration of Independence, show that neither the class of persons who had been imported as slaves nor their descendants, whether they had become free or not, were then acknowledged as a part of the people. . qxd 8/4/03 10:22 AM Page 31 THE DEEPENING CRISIS and so far inferior that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit.

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