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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. This is a book about ___________ people who did extraordinary things under the most difficult of circumstances, writes Hahn.
(a) Black.
(b) Enslaved.
(c) Belittled.
(d) Extraordinary.

2. When manpower needs raced ahead of recruitment, the army pressed _________ into service.
(a) Blacks.
(b) Slaveowners.
(c) Young boys.
(d) Whites.

3. Hahn argues that African Americans contributed to the formation of a new ___________ nation.
(a) Equal.
(b) Political.
(c) Free.
(d) Democratic.

4. Due to the increase in slave ___________, a structure of kinship relationships and practices developed.
(a) Employment.
(b) Attacks.
(c) Population.
(d) Resistance.

5. Solidarities were created by the political _______________ of African Americans.
(a) Finances.
(b) Churches.
(c) Mobilizations.
(d) Protests.

Short Answer Questions

1. Freedmen also resisted the threats of white _________, marched to the polls, and helped write new state constitutions.

2. Congress gave the federal government the ability to restructure the ______________ states.

3. Congress finally moved to prohibit military personnel from ________ slaves to their owners.

4. Some called for a nation based on a concept of _______________ that was based on birth and loyalty, servitude, or other particularities.

5. What is NOT one of the things which Hahn sees as being embraced after the struggles were defeated and the goals rejected?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is so special about the rural areas in which the African Americans lived during the time period of this book?

2. Why did the Union League spread rapidly through the plantation belt at the time?

3. What was viewed as the best way to guarantee the freedom of the slaves?

4. What kind of account did Hahn come across, helping to inspire him to become interested in African American politics?

5. Who was included in the processions of freed black slaves as they marched through town?

6. To where did some of the free people want to immigrate in order to return to their home countries?

7. What happened to the right to vote of the black man during the time period of this particular book?

8. What did the Friends of Universal Suffrage want to attain with their organization?

9. How did the freed men respond to the new extension of the right to vote?

10. What happened when leaders of the South joined with Northern blacks?

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