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Please answer the following question in a well-thought-out and organized essay. Please include evidence/examples from the textbook where relevant. Remember to not only provide specific examples that support your argument/ thesis examples but also explain how those examples support your argument/thesis.


In 1865, former Confederate general Robert Richardson remarked that “the emancipated slaves own nothing, because nothing but freedom has been given to them.” Explain whether this would be an accurate assessment twelve years later (after Reconstruction).