Social Conditions and Trends : Reconstruction Era
Amos T. Akerman (1821-1880) Akerman was appointed attorney general of the United States by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1870. He was the first attorney general to head the newly formed Justice Department. During his term in that office, Akerman fought to end the terrorism of the Ku Klux Klan.
"Amphitheatrum Johnsonianum - The Massacre of Innocents at New Orleans, July 30, 1866" This cartoon by Thomas Nast which originally appeared in Harper's Weekly depicts Andrew Johnson as a Roman emperor while below him the Mayor of New Orleans John Monroe leads his police force against black freedman in the battle circle.