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Reconstruction The reconstruction after the Civil War lasted until about 1877. Many people suffered during this period of time. Property damage was done to farms, factories and railroads. During this time the economy was weakened because of the pillaging. Some economic hardships included destruction of the credit system and worthlessness of the Confederate money. The political, social, and economic conditions after the Civil War defined the goals of the First Reconstruction. At this time the Congress …

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…but it was necessary to bring “These United States” to “The United States”. Bibliography References Du Bois ,W.E.B. (New York: Bantam Books, 1989). Souls of black folk p.28. Eric Foner, (New York: Harper and Row, 1988). Reconstruction: America's unfinished revolution. pp.228, 229-231. Ginzberg, E. & Eichner, A. S. (London: Transaction Publishers, 1993). Troublesome presence: democracy and black Americans. pp. 148, 159-161,182-183, 222-223, 299. Woodward, C. V. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1974). The strange career of Jim Crow. p. 54.