Please answer the following question in a well-thought-out and organized essay. A successful answer will include MULTIPLE evidences/examples from the textbook, lecture notes, and/or the document reader 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. (Around 50-550 words)
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).
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