Category Archives: Civil War and Reconstruction Era

Team Martinez Visits Carnton Plantation & McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Franklin, Tennessee (2016

         Carnton Plantation is located in Franklin, Tennessee. The sprawling farm and its buildings played an important role during and immediately after the Battle of Franklin during the American Civil War.   Portrait of the Battle of Franklin John McGavock was 46 when … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass – Fourth of July Oration (1852) Primary Source Analysis with Questions

    Frederick Douglass “Fourth of July Oration” July 5, 1852 The lengthy and poignant speech is divided into three lesson activities complete with analysis questions. Click on the links below to download the primary source documents with reading questions. … Continue reading

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Opposition to Chinese Immigration (1878) Primary Source Activity

“The Chinese have now lived among us, in considerable numbers, for a quarter of a century, and yet they remain in separate, distinct from, and antagonistic to our people in thinking, mode of life, in tastes and principles, and are … Continue reading

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Ida B. Wells & Lynching in the South (1895) Primary Source Activity

“Not all nor nearly all of the murders done by white men during the past thirty years in the South have come to light, but the statistics as gathered and preserved by white men, and which have not been questioned, … Continue reading

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Civil War Contraband -Primary Source Image Analysis Activity

Primary Source Image Analysis Activity with Analysis Questions:     Images source: Library of Congress: African American Odyssey Click on the link below to download the activity: Civil War Contraband Image Analysis Activity

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The Late Convention of Colored Men (1865) Reconstruction Primary Source Activity w/ Analysis Questions

Primary Source Activity with Analysis Questions: “We, the undersigned members of a convention of the colored citizens of the State of Virginia, would respectfully represent that, although we have been held as slaves, and denied all recognition as a constituent … Continue reading

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Reconstruction Primary Source Image Analysis Activity – Harper’s Weekly (1867 & 1876)

Primary Source Images with Analysis Questions Harper’s Weekly, November 16, 1867 Harper’s Weekly, October 21, 1876 Click on link below to download image analysis activity: Reconstruction First Vote Image Analysis Activity  

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