By Jerzy Sobieraj

This publication explores and analyzes the issues and demanding situations that experience resulted from the Civil warfare, Reconstruction, slavery, and segregation in North the United States. those painful chapters in American background have persevered alongside racial and nearby traces and are of specific curiosity at the present time while the us are for the 1st time ruled by way of an African American president. The postscriptum extends the most narrative through targeting chosen writers’ actions and fiction through the Civil warfare and Reconstruction.

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In addition, the move would at least give Virginia temporary relief from a strain that had become intolerable. The constant struggling of the rival armies had laid much of the state waste; if the war could be moved north for a time that would be a distinct advantage, and Lee’s army could draw its supplies of meat and grain from the lush farmlands of Pennsylvania. Let the North support the war for a while; Virginia needed to catch its breath. (7 – 8) Lincoln and his advisors, learning about Lee’s plans to move to Pennsylvania, looked at them with some hope.

According to Eric Nellis, this constitutional acceptance of slavery was possible since “[n] orthern states understood that slavery had to be accepted if a national union was to be made” (133). As a matter of fact, the government, until the immediate preCivil-War period, assisted the owners of slaves in dealing with their property, especially in cases of fugitive bondsmen: “The federal government acted as the extended arm of Southern slaveholders in . . fugitive-slave disputes during the 1791 – 1861 period as U.

On the eve of the battle, Lincoln wrote to General D. N. Couch: “I judge by absence of news that the enemy is not crossing or pressing up to the Susquehanna. Please tell me what you know of his movements” (qtd. in Nicolay and Hay 15, v. IX). During the 3-day battle he spent almost all his time in a telegraph office, trying to remain in touch with his commanders. Lee, still hoping for a victory on Northern territory, gathered about 75,000 men against General Meade’s 90,000. His reconnaissance group failed, however, and he could not discover the size and location of the enemy until it was too late.

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