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Please answer the following question in a well-thought-out and organized essay. Please include evidence/examples from the textbook where relevant. Remember to not only provide specific examples that support your argument/ thesis examples but also explain how those examples support your argument/thesis.
In 1865, former Confederate general Robert Richardson remarked that â€œthe emancipated slaves own nothing, because nothing but freedom has been given to them.â€ Explain whether this would be an accurate assessment twelve years later (after Reconstruction).