There are countless books written about the Reconstruction era, and hopefully you will be able to read one (or more) sometime in your historical future (does that make sense? Historical future?) We will dig in to the major highlights and events of the Reconstruction in our next meeting. To prepare, your task is to briefly examine (or re-examine) 14 Reconstruction terms and summarize each in NO MORE THAN 20 WORDS.
IF YOU DO NOT USE THE CLASS HANDOUT, MAKE SURE THIS IS PRINTED!
SOURCES – Begin with the History Channel’s overview of Reconstruction – the reading can give you a good idea about the era and covers most of the terms. You should also check out the Freedman’s Bureau, Sharecropping and Black Leaders during Reconstruction for more great info. The videos on each help as well!
You can also use these three sections of the Reconstruction chapters from Creating America”
Need more? Want more? Gotta have more? I love the Reconstruction section from the Digital History project at the University of Houston. Also, check out Reconstruction from UsHistory.org and Reuniting the Union: A Chronology from the University of Houston;