Unit 7



One 15-minute videos: American Political Interests, 1865-1877 & Presidential Reconstruction [video]

Topic: Competing interests–freed people, Northern Republicans, Southern whites, women, laborers, businessmen, rich & poor, Presidential Reconstruction under Lincoln, African American agenda for freedom, Andrew Johnson’s Reconstruction plan, white resurgence in the South, Congressional steps to protect civil war gains, XIV Amendment

Reading: Foner, pp. 82-123


30-minute video: Congressional Reconstruction  [video]

Topics: Southern Republicans, Impeachment of Johnson, XV Amendment, Gospel of Prosperity, Southern Redeemers, KKK, Election of Grant, Congress and the Politics of Southern States; Race & Conservatism in the South; Republican schisms

Reading: Foner, pp. 124-216


15-minute video: Party, Economics, and the End of Reconstruction  [video]

Panic of 1873, fracturing of Republican coalition in South, Redemption, Northern weariness, Democratic resurgence, Compromise of 1877

Reading: Foner, pp. 217-260


Final Project

*Note: We break up each unit into four reading units and one assignment unit.  This allows you to do one unit of work a day.  You should, of course, work on your assignments all week but it does give you a full day to focus on your work.  Always check the schedule for due dates (things can change during the course).  We have also included other source below that are optional

Other Sources:

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