By George Brown Tindall
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The general resistance among the former slaveholding class to new education initiatives forced the freed slaves to rely on northern assistance or take their own initiative. A Mississippi Freedmen’s Bureau agent noted in 1865 that when he told a gathering of some 3,000 former slaves that they “were to have the advantages of schools and education, their joy knew no bounds. ” African-American churches and individuals helped raise the money and often built the schools and paid the teachers. Soldiers who had acquired some literacy skills often served as the teachers, and the students included adults as well as children.
Many other socalled carpetbaggers were teachers, social workers, or preachers animated by a missionary impulse. The “scalawags,” or native white Republicans, were even more reviled and misrepresented. ” Most “scalawags” had opposed secession, forming a Unionist majority in many mountain counties as far south as Georgia and Alabama, and especially in the hills of eastern Tennessee. Among the “scalawags” were several distinguished figures, including the former Confederate general James Longstreet, who decided after Appomattox that the Old South must change its ways.
Debated. Johnson wanted to plead his case in person, but his attorneys refused, fearing that his short temper might erupt and hurt his cause. The president thereupon worked behind the scenes to win over undecided Republican senators, offering them a variety of political incentives. As the weeks passed, the trial grew tedious. ” Debate eventually focused on Stanton’s removal, the most substantive impeachment charge. Johnson’s lawyers argued that Lincoln, not Johnson, had appointed Stanton, so the Tenure of Office Act did not apply to him.
America: A Narrative History (Seventh Edition) (Vol. 2) by George Brown Tindall