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United States History - Primary Resources

Reconstruction 1865-1877


Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress

Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address (1865)

Acquittal of Andrew Johnson, New York Times

After Reconstruction: Problems of African Americans in the South

The African-American Mosaic, African American Migrations

African Americans Judgment Day, PBS

Alexander Stephens On Reconstruction, April 11, 1866

America's Reconstruction People and Politics After the Civil War

An address to the Loyal Citizens and Congress of the United States of America adopted by a convention of Negroes held in Alexandria, Virginia, from August 2 to 5, 1865

Andrew Johnson Obituary, New York Times

Andrew Johnson Cleveland speech September 3, 1866

Andrew Johnson Veto of the First Reconstruction Act March 2, 1867

Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction and How it Works (1866)

Atlases - History Department at the United States Military Academy

Civil Rights Act, 1866

Civil Rights Act, (1868)

Civil Rights Act, 1875

Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-1877

Congresse's Power to Enforce Fourteenth Amendment Rights: Lessons from Federal Remedies the Framers Enacted

David Rumsey Map Collection

Documents of Reconstruction

Early American Marxism A History of Marxism in the United States As Explained by the Participants Themselves

Election of Rutherford Hayes, New York Times

Emma Spaulding Bryant Letters

Finding Precedent: The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson - Harp Week

First Black Senator, New York Times

First Person Narratives of the American South, 1860-1920

Frederick Douglass Papers: In His Own Words

Freedmen's Bureau Online

Harper's Weekly: Toward Racial Equality

History Central

The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Harper's Weekly coverage of the historic 1868 Johnson

The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson: Historical Perspectives on Impeachment in American History

Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, New York Times

Impeachment - with over 200 excerpts from 1865-1869

Nebraska Partnership for American History Education

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection Historical Maps of the United States

Primary Documents in American History: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-1877

Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction June 20, 1866

Riot of 1866

This Is A White Man's Government

Three Speeches from Frederick Douglass: Examples of his Passion, Logic and power

A Time Line of Reconstruction

13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

The Nineteenth Century in Print: The Making of America in Books and Periodicals

19th & Early 20th Century Labor Prints, 1863-1908

United States Foreign Policy Timeline

WWW-VL: History: USA: Reconstruction 1865-1880