Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byWillie Lee Rose

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This award-winning study presents an engaging account of the attempt at reconstruction that occurred in the Sea Islands of South Carolina during the beginning of the Civil War. Serving as a kind of dress rehearsal for Reconstruction, the Port Royal Experiment not only helped to shape federalpolicy for Reconstruction, but it also influenced the nation by adding to the initial war aim of the Union, the eventual commitment to freedom, and the still-unfulfilled commitment to equality.

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This award-winning study presents an engaging account of the attempt at reconstruction that occurred in the Sea Islands of South Carolina during the beginning of the Civil War. Serving as a kind of dress rehearsal for Reconstruction, the Port Royal Experiment not only helped to shape federalpolicy for Reconstruction, but it also influe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.99 × 5.39 × 0.91 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195198824

ISBN - 13:9780195198829

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"A contribution to both Civil War and Reconstruction history. It is richly deserving of the recognition accorded it."--North Carolina Historical Review