This new volume deals with two momentous and interrelated events in American history -the American Civil War and Reconstruction-and offers students a collection of essential documentary sources for these periods. * Provides students with over 60 documents on the American Civil War and Reconstruction * Includes presidential addresses, official reports, songs, poems, and a variety of eyewitness testimony concerning significant events ranging from 1833-1879 * Contains an informative introduction focused on the kinds of materials available and how historians use them * Each chapter ends with questions designed to help students engage with the material and to highlight key issues of historical debate
Stanley Harrold is Professor of History at South Carolina State University and coauthor (with Darlene Clark Hine and William C. Hine) of the textbook African American Odyssey, Third Edition (2006). His most recent books include The Rise of Aggressive Abolitionism: Addresses to the Slaves (2004), Subversives: Antislavery Community in Washington, D.C., 1828-1865 (2003),and American Abolitionists (2001). He is coeditor (with Randall Miller) of the series "Southern Dissent", and his articles have appeared in Civil War History, Journal of Southern History, Radical History Review, and Journal of the Early Republic.