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The Union Redistributes Abandoned Plantations

This excerpt from Freedom's Unfinished Revolution describes the Union Army's decision to distributed abandoned plantation lands to former slaves during the Civil War. The excerpt also explains the problems freedpeople encountered after President Andrew Johnson decided that former plantation owners should be able to have their lands back.


Source | American Social History Project, Freedom’s Unfinished Revolution: An Inquiry in the Civil War and Reconstruction, 163-166.
Creator | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
Rights | Copyright American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning. Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Item Type | Book (excerpt)
Cite This document | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, “The Union Redistributes Abandoned Plantations,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed October 14, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1607.

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