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Understanding Primary Sources: Civil Rights: Essays and Speeches

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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 Reconstruction (Frederick Douglass); excerpt from "Argument for the Impeachment of President Johnson” (Charles Sumner): excerpt from "On the Readmission of Georgia to the Union" (Hiram Revels); excerpt from his speech on the Civil Rights Bill of 1875 (James Rapier); and Rutherford B. Hayes, excerpt from his Inaugural Address.

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