After the War
Even though the Civil War kept the Union together, much work needed to be done once the North declared victory. From new rights for former slaves to rebuilding devastated areas of the South, this book covers many aspects of the Reconstruction era of the United States. Using accessible content and critical thinking questions, readers are encouraged to think about the outcomes of war from a variety of perspectives, including freed slaves, carpetbaggers, and even the US government. In-depth content will engage budding historians, while illustrations and bonus facts will reinforce readers’ new knowledge.