Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Bluecoats and Tar HeelsSoldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Mark L Bradley

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125077

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125077.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use (for details see www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 December 2018

Taking on Mission Impossible

Taking on Mission Impossible

(p.1) Prologue Taking on Mission Impossible
Bluecoats and Tar Heels

Mark L. Bradley

University Press of Kentucky

Albion W. Tourgée's novel A Fool's Errand attempted to shed light on how the postwar Reconstruction in the South experienced failure. The northern Reconstruction policy was attributed with a certain degree of moderation. President Andrew Johnson's proposed Reconstruction plan proved to be more compassionate as the southern states had to repeal their secession ordinances, reject their war debt, and ratify the Thirteenth Amendment that ended slavery to rejoin the Union. Along with the pardon that was granted to anyone who applied, the president attempted to restore confiscated southern areas to their owners. While this action turned down the hopes of receiving aid from the federal government, the livelihood of former slaves were still determined by their former masters. This chapter illustrates the effects of presidential Reconstruction on ex-Confederates, particularly to those in North Carolina.

Keywords:   Presidential Reconstruction, President Andrew Johnson, Reconstruction plan, Union, Confederate, North Carolina

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .