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Follow the Freedmen

The Freedmen and Southern Society Project, sponsored by the University of Maryland and by grants from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Includes a fantastic sampling of primary source documents.

The Freedmen's Bureau

The Freedmen's Bureau Online, an impressive assemblage of Bureau records, sorted by state and including records on marriage, freedmen's labor, and "murders and outrages."

The Experience of Reconstruction

PBS's American Experience compiled a thorough companion site to its Reconstruction program, filled with primary sources, maps, and timelines.

Primary Sources on Southern Society During Reconstruction

The Freedmen and Southern Society Project, sponsored by the University of Maryland and by grants from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Includes a fantastic sampling of primary source documents.

Primary Sources on Southern Life

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Documenting the American South archive. Over 1200 sources on various aspects of southern history, with a subject index.

American Memories of Reconstruction

The Library of Congress's American Memory Web site includes a section on Reconstruction with links to primary-source documents.

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