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The Freedom of Voice!!

The freedom to vote was a giant leap forward  for the African American population, during reconstruction.  Before that, they were never free.  They still had to let others choose who were going to enforce laws, and regulations.  Andrew Johnson, vetoed … Continue reading

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Freedom, Recognition, Equality, Emphasis – F.R.E.E

In Chapter 15, Eric Foner discusses the many types of freedom. As a female, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss the freedom and rights of women. Women were given their rights through a long process. The first known … Continue reading

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I am the same as you, am I not?

Just like how African-Americans sought for the true meaning and extent of freedom, so did women too. Reconstruction had little to do with women’s rights. Work was limited for women and when they did find work, the pay was undeniably … Continue reading

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Slavery is Over; Enjoy Your Freedom Under the Following Circumstances:

One type of freedom Foner described is the freedom from the the numerous injustices of slavery, such as punishment by the lash, separation of families, denial of access to education, the sexual exploitation of black women by their owners. African … Continue reading

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