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By George Brown Tindall

Utilized by over 1000000 scholars, the USA: a story historical past is among the so much profitable American background textbooks ever published.Maintaining the good points that experience consistently unusual this vintage textual content vigorous and obtainable narrative variety, a prepared stability of political with social and cultural historical past, and unparalleled price the 7th variation introduces a very redesigned, full-color structure complemented through attention-grabbing maps and improved pedagogy. The 7th version additionally introduces the recent subject of environmental background. conscientiously built-in all through, this subject provides illuminating views on how american citizens have formed and been formed by means of the wildlife.

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Pendleton’s “Ohio idea” that, since most war bonds had been bought with depreciated greenbacks, they should be paid off in greenbacks. With no conspicuously available candidate in sight, the Democratic convention turned to Horatio Seymour, war governor of New York and chairman of the convention. His friends had to hustle him out of the hall to prevent his withdrawal. ” Yet the Democrats made a closer race of it than the electoral vote revealed. Eight states, including New York and New Jersey, went for Seymour.

It was not an easy road, though. Many former Confederates continued to harbor deeply ingrained racial prejudices. They resisted and resented federally imposed changes in southern society. During the era of Reconstruction, whites used terror, intimidation, and violence to suppress black efforts to gain social and economic equality. In July 1866, for instance, a black woman in Clinch County, Georgia, was arrested and given sixty-five lashes for “using abusive language” during an encounter with a white woman.

The top positions in southern state governments went for the most part to white Republicans, whom the opposition whites soon labeled carpetbaggers and scalawags, depending upon their place of birth. The northern opportunists who allegedly rushed South with all their belongings in carpetbags to grab the political spoils were more often than not Union veterans who had arrived as early as 1865 or 1866, drawn South by the hope of economic opportunity and other attractions that many of them had seen in their Union service.

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