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Reconstruction Images

Secession Takes Hold

Map of states that seceded from the Union in 1861.

Reconstruction Takes Over

Reconstruction governments in the South, 1866-1877.

Ardently Following the War News

Elderly black man with spectacles reading a newspaper by candlelight. Watercolor, circa 1863. Henry L. Stephens, artist.

School for Freedmen

James E. Taylor. "The Freedmen's Union Industrial School, Richmond, Va."From Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, September 22, 1866.

Seizing Their Freedom

The arrival of a fugitive slave family behind Union lines: 1 January 1863.

Survivors of Slavery

A former slave with the horn with which slaves were called. Near Marshall, Texas.

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