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Edmund L. Drago

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780823229376

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823229376.001.0001

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Reconstruction and Redemption: The Civil War, Part II

(p.108) 10 Reconstruction and Redemption: The Civil War, Part II
Confederate Phoenix

Edmund L. Drago

Fordham University Press

This chapter explains reconstruction and redemption after the Civil War. Bishop Benjamin Tanner was convinced that Congressional Reconstruction heralded the beginning of a New World. Reconstruction brought the abolition of slavery and the restoring of their family life on a more permanent basis. Despite the gains of Congressional Reconstruction for black families, the Civil War was a lingering catastrophe for South Carolina's children.

Keywords:   reconstruction, redemption, Civil war, South Carolina, Bishop Benjamin Tanner, Congressional Reconstruction, New World, slavery, children of war

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