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Understanding Primary Sources: Reactions in the South

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Drawn from Gale’s acclaimed Reference Library products, this concise study guide helps you explore central ideas of primary sources in their historical context. Profiles of the authors and surrounding events; timelines and images; engaging research, discussion and activity ideas; “Did you know?” facts; and additional features make this guide valuable for students and lifelong learners. Primary sources covered: excerpt from Ten Years on a Georgia Plantation Since the War (Frances Butler Leigh); excerpt from "On Reconstruction" (Alexander Stephens); excerpt from The Prostrate State (James Shepherd Pike); excerpt from Letter from Rufus B. Bullock, of Georgia, to the Republican Senators and Representatives, in Congress Who Sustain the Reconstruction Acts; and excerpt from Recollections of the Inhabitants, Localities, Superstitions, and Ku Klux Outrages of the Carolinas (John Paterson Green).

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