I’m working on a History exercise and need support.
Primary Documents in Voices of Freedom
- Document 96 – Petition of Black Residents of Nashville (1865), pg. 1
What understanding of American History and the nation’s future do the petitioners convey?
- Document 98 – The Mississippi Black Code (1865), pg. 7
Why do you think the state of Mississippi required all black persons to sign yearly labor contracts but not white citizens?
- Document 101 – Frederick Douglass, “The Composite Nation” (1869), pg. 18
What does Douglass mean when he refers to the United States as a “composite nation”?