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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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