Summarize and paraphrase a chapter from Up from Slavery

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Summarize and paraphrase a chapter from Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington. The idea is to find the main idea, the thesis, of a chapter.

Each chapter is an essay that seeks to make a point. In making that point, Washington provides evidence. Sometimes tangential ideas that are related are brought up.

Your essay should be a minimum of 800 words and it must be typed, double-spaced and following the MLA format.

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Chapter V Summary: The Reconstruction Period
In Chapter five, Washington presents his observation as a person who lived during the
Federal government period after the Civil War. Washington notes that the mistakes of this
government remain a contributor to the problems the Blacks face even today. During the
reconstruction period, the government failed to plan for the process of citizenship for the Blacks
and made them more dependent on the Federal administration.
Washington believes that Reconstruction occurred between the years 1867 to 1878. In the
course of the period, the Blacks remained motivated by their desire to hold office and learning
Latin and Greek. According to them, knowing one of these languages would make them superior
humans. Further, they opted for the position of preachers and teachers as they regarded them as
an easy way to earn a living. Most of the individuals were ignorant, uneducated and remained
immoral in their profession. He notes that the ministry suffered the most from preachers who
claimed they got call...

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