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Forty Acres and a Mule
Plantations in Ruins
Black Legislators
Northerners in the South
Access to Learning
Slave to Sharecropper
The Negro Question
In God We Trust
White Men Unite
State by State

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The Negro Question
 
The Negro Question

After a bloody war to end slavery and a bitter fight to enact civil rights, Northerners grow weary of stories of Southern violence and corruption, and debate whether they have done enough for African Americans.



 
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Education is Vital to Freedom
A Northern publication calls for education as the solution to corruption and bad government.



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Gallery: Thomas Nast's Political Cartoons

Gallery: Thomas Nast's Political Cartoons
A celebrity cartoonist explores the triumphs and troubles of Reconstruction.


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