The Journal of the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction, 39th Congress, 1865-1867.


Important Congressional joint committee journal on Reconstruction from 1865–1867, heretofore unpublished until the manuscript was acquired by Columbia University. Includes the Committee of Fifteen’s complete journal and a history of its work. The Committee of Fifteen drafted an 1866 report that became—despite President Andrew John’s repeated vetoes—the blueprint for the Reconstruction of the South after the Civil War. “After carefully documenting postwar social, political, and economic conditions in the Southern states—particularly for freedmen—the Joint Committee of Fifteen drafted the Fourteenth Amendment and the Reconstruction Act of 1867, two bills that served as the foundation for congressional Reconstruction.”¹


Description: The Journal of the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction, 39th Congress, 1865-1867.

New York: The Columbia University Press, 1914. 414, [2]pp. 8vo. Printed wrappers; sewn. “Studies in History, Economics and Public Law, edited by the Faculty of Political Science of Columbia University, Volume LXII, Whole Number 150.” Spine sunned; brief rubbing along joints; very good.

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Note. 1. U.S. Senate: The Civil War: The Senate’s Story [Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction]; [United States Senate] accessed online.


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