Summary Of An Example For All The Land By Kate Masur

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In An Example for All the Land, Kate Masur focuses on the struggle over issues of racial equality in Washington D.C. during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The title of this book comes from a statement made by Senator Charles Sumner that Washington D.C. was “an example for all the land.” This book was written with the use of an extensive amount of research. Masur used newspapers from this time period, United States government reports on Washington D.C., and many other sources to gain the information used to write this book. Masur’s main idea and focus of this book was to look into detail on the concept of equality. Masur’s book is broken down in seven chapters but actually could be broken down into two parts. The first part of the book is
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