Documentary History of Reconstruction: Political, Military, Social, Religious, Educational & Industrial, 1865 to the Present Time, Volume 1

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Walter Lynwood Fleming
A.H. Clark Company, 1906 - Reconstruction
Narrative of Bering's second expedition, 1733-1743, by an expedition member.
 

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Contents

Section II
72
Some troubles and disappointments of freedom
89
Introduction The Editor
105
Section 14
106
The Souths reception of the policy of Con
112
Johnsons opinions and theories
116
Southern views on Reconstruction
127
Unionist plans
134
Charles Sumners State suicide theory
144
Various plans and suggestions
154
RESTORATION BY THE PRESIDENT
161
Introduction The Editor
163
References
165
The Presidents plan in operation 167 1 An early attempt at restoration
167
2 Southern state governments not recognized 3 Johnsons proclamation of amnesty
168
4 Appointment of a provisional governor
171
5 Forming a Johnson state government
174
6 President Johnson on negro suffrage 7 A debate on the abolition of slavery
177
8 Abolition in North Carolina
179
9 The ordinance of secession null and void 10 Repudiation of the Confederate debt
180
11 Organizing a new state government
181
12 Laws in force after the
183
13 Slavery and suffrage in a new constitution 14 The Thirteenth Amendment
185
15 Stantons opinion of Johnsons policy in 1866
186
Section 2
189
2 The effeots of the Test Oath 3 The iron clad Test Oath
191
4 The Alabama legislature on the state of the Union
192
5 The legal end of the
193
6 A Southern opinion of the Johnson governments
195
Opposition of Congress 197 1 Congress rejects the Presidents work 2 Civil Rights Act of 1866
197
3 The restoration of Tennessee
202
Military government 18651866
203
1 Secretary Seward on the questions at issue 2 Platform of National Union Party
213
3 Cleveland Convention platform
215
4 Pittsburg Convention resolutions
216
5 President Johnsons Cleveland speech
218
Politics in the South 1866
229
3 Radical politics in Virginia
230
References
246
Discussion of race and labor problems
247
2 The negro problem in Mississippi
251
3 Reasons for admitting negro testimony
254
4 Labor problems in Florida
255
+5 The duty of the whites to the negroes
257
6 Negro testimony in North Carolina
259
17 The labor situation in Alabama
266
Rights of the negro in Virginia
267
9 The negro under the provisional government
269
10 A negros view of the Black Laws
271
Laws relating to freedmen 273 1 Marriages of negroes Alabama
273
2 Intermarriage between the races forbidden Alabama 3 Civil rights of negroes in Arkansas
274
4 Negro testimony in Alabama courts 5 Labor contracts in Florida
275
6 Schools for freedmen in Florida
277
7 Regulations for freedmen in Louisiana
279
8 A Mississippi Jim Crow
281
9 Mississippi apprentice
282
10 Mississippi vagrant
283
11 Civil Rights of freedmen in Mississippi
286
12 Certain offenses of freedmen Mississippi
289
13 North Carolina Black Code
290
14 The domestic relations of negroes pauperism and vagrancy South Carolina
294
15 Persons of color in Tennessee
310
16 The negro in the new constitutions
311
THE FREEDMENS BUREAU AND THE FREEDMENS BANK
313
Introduction The Editor References Section 1 Laws relating to the Bureau 1 First Freedmens Bureau
319
2 Second Freedmens Bureau
321
Official regulations and reports 1 The army and the freedmen
327
2 Rules and regulations for assistant commissioners
328
3 Instructions to assistant commissioners
330
4 The Bureau and the laws of the states 5 Regulation of labor contracts
332
327
399
The use of the army in reconstruction
428
Impeachment of the President
458
Fourteenth Amendment
476
Section 4
491
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