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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Indeed, the political conflict between free and slave societies seemed to deepen
racial anxieties within the North. The rise of political antislavery in the 1840s and
1850s was accompanied by the emergence of white supremacy as a central ...
Or, as a Texan put it, the "destiny of the negro race" could be summarized "in one
sentence — subordination to the white race."13 The conviction that preindustrial
lower classes share an aversion to regular, disciplined toil had a long history in ...
The key to postwar politics, they believed, lay in changing the focus of debate
from slavery to race. The Blair family had long been obsessed with the specter of
racial "amalgamation," and as with Johnson, prejudice led them down a path of ...
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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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