Reunion Without Compromise: The South and Reconstruction: 1865-1868

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CUP Archive, 1973 - History - 376 pages
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A study of the political leadership of the Southern States during the decisive three years immediately after the American Civil War. This was the crucial moment when the terms and shape of the post-war sectional settlement were being deliberated and determined and its outcome depended on the policy pursued by the Federal government towards the leaders of the Confederacy as well as on the Southerners' response to whatever course was adopted. Consequently, the Southern politicians were at the centre of the whole problem of reunion. It is very surprising, therefore, that until this study there has been virtually no analysis by historians of the goals, strategies and priorities of the Confederates. Yet without this, the struggle over Southern readmission cannot properly be understood.
 

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Contents

Reconstruction as reconciliation
3
Defiant optimism
13
Encouraging Southern loyalty 1865
55
Strategies for readmission
68
The Southern perspective
81
The Presidents plan implemented
95
Discretion decentralized
110
Pardons
121
Misrepresentation by the South
168
Anticipation
185
The South courted
194
Masterly inactivity
229
Demanding Southern acquiescence 18671868
267
Reconstruction resisted July to December 1867
304
The irrelevance of the moderates 186 51868 3 37
337
Registration and voting statistics for
348

Relations with the military
132
Misrepresentation
144
Misrepresentation for the South 15 5
155

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