For the Record, Chapter 17: Reconstruction, North and South (Group 5, Due 9/19)

Instructions:  Using the “New Post” function, write a blog post that discusses a specific quote from one of the primary source entries in Chapter 17 of For the Record (listed below). Your group should aim to produce evenly distributed posts on each of the entries, so try to pay attention to what others have already posted and choose your source accordingly. A blog post should include:

(1) The title, author, and year of the entry

(1) A specific, brief quote from the entry

(2) a brief description of how you think the quote reflects the social, political, and/or economic realities of the specific era in which it was produced.  How might the author’s position in American society determine WHY they feel the way they do?

IMPORTANT:  Be sure to categorize your post under “For the Record, Chapter 17” (the Categories buttons should be on the lower right) so you can get credit for your post! 


New York Times, from The Late Convention of Colored Men (1865)

Black Codes of Mississippi (1865)

Jourdon Anderson, Letter to My Old Master (1865)

Organization and Principles of the Ku Klux Klan (1868)

Lee Guidon, Klan Terrorism in South Carolina (1871)

Sojourner Truth, Address to the First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights Association (1867)