Reconstruction Ex-Slavery Research Paper

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During the reconstruction ex-slaves were trying to find their true definition of freedom. After spending hundreds of years in slavery, African Americans had become more dependent on their slave owners after the signing of the emancipation proclamation that freed slaves in the south on January 1st 1863. After the freeing slaves didn't know what to really do with themselves having all the family they've ever had on the plantation and No land to raise their families on so, the slave owners offered them their homes on the plantation and maybe a few pennies a day earned for the task that was previously assigned to them during slavery, but this isn't freedom. After the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 all slaves in the South were supposed to be

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