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Reconstruction-Era Government Sources

This guide is useful in locating information about legislation and records relevant to Reconstruction era in the United States.

Primary Sources from the Federal Government

This guide is useful in locating primary sources from the federal government covering the Reconstruction era via Milner Library databases and government sites.

Congressional Investigations and Reports

Congressional Globe

The Congressional Globe contains the congressional debates of the 23rd through 42nd Congresses (1833-73). It is the third of the four series of publications containing the debates of Congress. It was preceded by the Annals of Congress and the Register of Debates and succeeded by the Congressional Record. The Globe, as it is commonly referred to as, is located on Floor 4 in the Documents Stacks under the call number X. They are arranged chronologically by congress and then by session. Indexes are found at the beginning of each volume. Volumes are available online through HeinOnline.

War Department Records

Databases for Government Sources