One of the main jobs of historians is to interpret the past by reviewing primary documents, scholarly secondary sources, and then creating an analysis of this research. After reading your text and reviewing the assigned materials, submit an analysis of Reconstruction addressing the following questions…What were the differences between Lincoln’s and the Radical Republican’s plans for Reconstruction? What impact do you think Lincoln’s death had on Reconstruction? In what ways would Lincoln’s plans have changed the results in the South?
This assignment should be at least 150 words and contain your reactions or questions about some specific issue within the historical narrative which you find compelling. For full credit, your paper must not simply sum up the reading or repeat points made there. Rather, I’m looking for you to create your own interpretation, explain the emotional content of the piece, or discuss some original insight. Include citations as needed.
After reviewing the sources on the Lost Cause, please discuss the following: How have you previously been taught about the Civil War? How do you think our country today remembers it? What impact do you think the Lost Cause has had on how America, and the South in particular, has remembered the Civil War?
To receive full credit for this assignment your post must:
Address the questions asked in the paragraph above in at least a 300-word post