Hist204 African American Annotated Bibliography

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African Americans Hester 1
The African American race and the events they have been involved in from 1865- resent day, have single handedly contributed to and shaped the race they are today and the issues they deal with now. There are six specific areas of history that had great impact an effect on shaping African Americans, their culture, the society, and even social status to date. These events include The Civil War, this marked the beginning of freedom for blacks or so they thought. It directly relates to and shows how blacks were given something or promised a way of life but treated completely different. It also sparked all types of injustices one being segregation and the long standing feud between southern and Northern whites.
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The Ku-Klux. (1871 Aril 1) Harpers Weekly, p.281 retrieved from http.//education. Harweek.com/KKKHearings/Article23.htm
This article spoke to the Reconstruction Era and its effects on the southern African Americans. It showed the era from the perspective of Southern whites who were free, and according to the thirteenth Amendment, legal citizens. This era not only launched movements like segregation, but also caused the whites to create “security blanket” type organizations like the KKK or Ku Klux Klan. In addition to that it sky rocketed a long standing feud between the Northern and southern States.
United States Congress. (1866 April 9). Civil rights Act. Retrieved from http://www.digitalhistory.un.edu/exhibits/reconstruction/section4/section4_civrightsact1.html
The Civil Rights Act of 1866 was created to protect all people in the United States regardless of race or color. There was however one line in this otherwise race saving document that would start a whole other issue. This line stated that slavery or involuntary servitude was illegal and prohibited by law, except in the case of criminal punishment.
This caused southern whites to circumvent the system and legal system and create ridiculous laws or unaffordable prices that would land blacks in jail where they could then be legally used as slaves.
African Americans Hester 4
Horowitz, Murray M. Ethnicity and Command: The Civil war Experience. Society for