Reconstruction: America's unfinished revolution, 1863-1877
Harper & Row, 1988 - 690 páginas
Describes the changes brought about by the Civil War, discusses the impact of slavery's end, and looks at the political, economic, and social aspects of Reconstruction
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But instead of strengthening its own court system, the Bureau devoted its energy
to persuading the Southern states to recognize racial equality in their own judicial
proceedings. After initial hesitation, especially on the matter of allowing blacks ...
There was no room for a legally and politically submerged class in the "perfect
republic" that must emerge from the Civil War.5 "I believe in equality among
citizens — equality in the broadest and most comprehensive democratic sense,"
mously rejected the idea that black political rights implied "social equality" of any
sort. Robert W. Flournoy, a wealthy former slaveowner who earned a reputation
as "the William Lloyd Garrison of Mississippi," in his newspaper, the Pontotoc ...
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - busterrll - LibraryThing
Good book but hard reading Wish I had a better knowledge of reconstruction politics. Spot read after a bit, but full of information. Will save and try to reread after reading more on Pres.Johnson. Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - DarthDeverell - LibraryThing
Eric Foner begins with an assessment of the historiography up to 1988. In the first decade of the 1900s, William Dunning and John W. Burgess articulated a history of Reconstruction that condemned ... Leer comentario completo
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