Civil War and Reconstruction (American Heritage, American by David C. King

By David C. King

An extraordinary first-hand glimpse of the Civil warfare throughout the phrases of these who have been thereThis fascinating new addition to the yankee background American Voices sequence deals younger readers insights into the tradition and ideas of the Civil conflict period via various fundamental assets. The publication comprises significant ancient records, equivalent to the Gettysburg deal with, in addition to extra customized money owed of the battle and of the preferred tradition of the days present in diaries, ads, and journal and newspaper articles. all through, the readings are supplemented by means of introductions, interval illustrations, sidebar info, and vocabularies.David C. King (Hillsdale, long island) is the writer of Wiley's American childrens in heritage sequence of U.S. heritage task books in addition to Colonies and Revolution and Westward enlargement within the American historical past American Voices sequence. American background is the ideal American historical past journal and is celebrated for its reference books.

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A deacon in the Zion Baptist Church and told his story . . and Hatfield at once sent a merssenger to me. . I went at once. While dry clothes and a warm breakfast were furnished to John Fairfield, we anxiously discussed the situation of the twentyeight fugitives who were lying hungry and shivering in the hills in sight of the city. . qxd 8/4/03 10:22 AM Page 23 THE DEEPENING CRISIS solemnly along the road leading to Cumminsville. . All the arrangements were carried out, and the party reached College Hill in safety, and were kindly received and cared for.

The 1858 election campaign transformed the tall, awkward-looking attorney into a national figure. qxd 8/4/03 10:22 AM Page 32 32 CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION engaging speaking style, which was filled with humorous stories, often poking fun at himself or Senator Douglas. As the crowds grew larger, Lincoln gained confidence and, in July, challenged Senator Douglas to a series of seven debates. Audiences numbered almost twenty thousand and, even though the arguments were long (two hours or more) and complicated, people listened closely.

Free six years. Paid eighteen hundred dollars for his family. Received a legacy from his master, which he has taken good care of and increased. G . Coal dealer. About thirty years old. Worth eighteen thousand dollars. Made all his money by his own efforts—much of it while a slave, hiring his time from his master and doing business for himself. A fine, gentlemanly fellow. . The writer well remembers an aged colored woman. She was employed as a washerwoman in her father’s family. The daughter of this woman married a slave.

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