Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment

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Oxford University Press, Sep 30, 1976 - History - 464 pages
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This award-winning study presents an engaging account of the attempt at reconstruction that occurred in the Sea Islands of South Carolina during the beginning of the Civil War. Serving as a kind of dress rehearsal for Reconstruction, the Port Royal Experiment not only helped to shape federal policy for Reconstruction, but it also influenced the nation by adding to the initial war aim of the Union, the eventual commitment to freedom, and the still-unfulfilled commitment to equality.
 

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eight
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eleven
31
calculation
199
squatters rights or charitable purposes?
272
notes on sources
409
appendix
434
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Page 10 - What would happen if no cotton was furnished for three years? I will not stop to depict what every one can imagine, but this is certain: England would topple headlong and carry the whole civilized world with her, save the South. No, you dare not make war on cotton. No power on earth dares to make war upon it. 'Cotton is King.

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