SS8H6: Impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction in Georiga

Primary Sources

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Letter from Robert Hamilton Harris to Martha “Mattie” Love, c.1861-1863, Sapelo Island, Georgia. Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society.
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“An Address Delivered Before the Georgia Democratic State Convention Held at Milledgeville, July 4th, 1856 by Hon. William H. Stiles of Chatham.” Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society.
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Former slaves in front of former slave cabins on St. Catherines Island, Georgia. Photograph taken between 1883 and 1892 by William E. Wilson. Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society.
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“The First Colored Senator and Representatives in the 41st and 42nd Congress of the United States”. Published in 1872.
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Pardon of William Jones by President Andrew Johnson, 25 August 1865. Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society.
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