Cengage Advantage Books: A People and a Nation: A History of by Mary Beth Norton, Jane Kamensky, Carol Sheriff, David W.

By Mary Beth Norton, Jane Kamensky, Carol Sheriff, David W. Blight, Howard Chudacoff

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14, 1873 MISS. Feb. 23, 1870 Jan. 4, 1876 ALA. Jul. 14, 1868 Nov. 16, 1874 Military District No. 2 GA. Jul. 15, 1870 Nov. 1, 1871 Military District No. C. Jun. 25, 1868 Nov. 28, 1876 ATLANTIC OCEAN LA. Jun. 25, 1868 Jan. 2, 1877 Military District No. C. Jun. 25, 1868 Nov. 3, 1870 FLA. Jun. 25, 1868 Jan. 1 The Reconstruction This map shows the five military districts established when Congress passed the Reconstruction Act of 1867. As the dates within each state indicate, conservative Democratic forces quickly regained control of government in four southern states.

To hold onto their workers, some landowners claimed control over black children and used guardianship and apprentice laws to bind black families to the plantation. Whites also blocked blacks from acquiring land. A few planters divided up plots among their slaves, but most condemned the idea of making blacks landowners. ” Adamant resistance by whites soon manifested itself in other ways, including violence. In one North Carolina town, a local magistrate clubbed a black man on a public street, and in several states bands of “Regulators” terrorized blacks who displayed any independence.

The vexing questions of land reform and enforcement of racial equality, however, all but overwhelmed the Republican governments. Land reform largely failed because in most states whites were in the majority, and former slaveowners controlled the best land and other sources of economic power. Economic progress was uppermost in the minds of most freedpeople. Black southerners needed land, and much land did fall into state hands for nonpayment of taxes. Such land was offered for sale in small lots.

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