• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

To what extent is Nation narrative on the Civil War and Reconstruction multi-centric?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Multiple Experiences of the Civil War and Reconstruction CHA3U Culminating Activity Part Two Essay To what extent is Nation narrative on the Civil War and Reconstruction multi-centric? It would be very legit to start off with the definition of multi-centric. Multi-centric could be defined as having more than one center, or in other words having multiple centers of origin. Bragdon et al.'s America: History of a Free Nation is loaded with enough information to teach a class about American History and more importantly about the American Civil War and the Reconstruction. The chapters of the Civil War and the reconstruction are not fully multi-centric. The text book has much information revolving around the northern and southern white folks but the perspectives of the African Americans are very limited. ...read more.

Middle

The 54th Massachusetts regiment had amply proved its worth. Their attack on Fort Wagner was compared to Bunker Hill by one northern newspaper2. Another battle not mentioned in the chapter is the massacre was Fort Pillow, where several dozen black soldiers were killed after they had already surrendered3. Again, as not being mentioned in the text book, women had disguised themselves as men to arm themselves and fight in the war. It is an accepted fact that the Civil War was a man's fight. Images of women during that civil war center on self-sacrificing nurses, romantic spies, or brave ladies upholding the home front in the absence of their men4. Both the Union and Confederate armies had forbidden the recruitment of women5. ...read more.

Conclusion

S. Grant, and was present at Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House8. The text book, Bragdon et al.'s America: History of a Free Nation is loaded with endless information and it is somewhat multi-centric. However the chapters on the Civil war and Reconstruction are indeed not fully multi-centric, they do talk about African Americans but the information is limited, and also the Native Americans section is very brief. Much information about women, African and Native Americans needs to be added on in order for these chapters to become multi-centric. But then again to write history with it being fully multi-centric would take much time to write and it would have too much information for an average student to comprehend. Overall the text book Bragdon et al.'s America: History of a Free Nation is a great textbook to teach the outline of American history. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level History of the USA, 1840-1968 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level History of the USA, 1840-1968 essays

  1. The American Civil War as the Turning Point in the Making of a Nation,

    With a divided Democratic vote, the Republicans came to power in 1860 without a single southern vote. The wealthy southern aristocrat plantation owners were in competition with the northern financial elite. The North already had the major areas of urbanisation2, manufacturing (although industrialisation made up less than 25% of the

  2. Personal Motives during the Civil War

    This is when Lee developed a strong duty to his home, to Virginia. He felt if he could successfully protect his state, Virginia, then he felt he would be protecting his family. We can see Lee's motivation to his family strengthens when he denies the request of Lincoln to become the commander of the entire Union army.

  1. Causes of the American Civil War

    The plan soon became the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and northerners, who "regarded the repeal of the Missouri Compromise as an intolerable breach of faith...would henceforth resist to the last trench all future southern demands for slave territory.'; (Bailey, 415). However, when pioneers started settling in Kansas, groups of free-soilers, like the

  2. Assess the Generalship of Robert E. Lee

    Both Bonekemper and Fuller blame Lee for continuing the War after the onset of the Petersburg siege, and this view that he played too aggressively is shared by Alan Nolan. The revisionists suggest that Lee was a great battlefield commander, but he was unable to see the bigger picture.

  1. How significant was the contribution of Robert J. Oppenheimer to the Manhattan Project?

    General Leslie M. Groves was appoint as the military director of the nascent Manhattan Engineer District of the US Army Corps of Engineers, he name it Manhattan himself, as it was Crops practice of naming districts after their headquarters city.

  2. America's Reconstruction as Revolution

    By making the Proclamation, Lincoln solidified the goal of the war as the end to slavery, instead of only the reunification of the nation. Slavery was the "central institution" of the pre-war South and was a fundamental element of the Southern way of life.2 Immediately, there were radical changes in many facets of American Life.

  1. Political Causes of the Civil War

    to cause South Carolina to succeed from the Union bringing ten Southern states along to form the Confederate States of America. Lincoln took the position that States did not have the right to succeed from the Union. Hence, the primary cause for the collapse of the Union and the outbreak

  2. Research on the major Civil rights events between 1963 to 1968

    Media coverage Media attention gave the March national exposure, carrying the organizers' speeches and offering their own commentary. In his section The March on Washington and Television News, William Thomas notes: "Over five hundred cameramen, technicians, and correspondents from the major networks were set to cover the event.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work