The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era by Douglas R. Egerton Download (read online) free eBook (PDF ePub Kindle)

The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era

By 1870, just five years after Confederate surrender and thirteen years after the Dred Scott decision ruled blacks ineligible for citizenship, Congressional action had ended slavery and given the vote to black men. That same year, Hiram Revels and Joseph Hayne Rainey became the first African-American U.S. senator and congressman respectively. In South Carolina, only twenty