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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railroad and industrial development as the key to economic modernization.
Before the war, most Southern states had assisted railroad development in one
way or another, even, in the case of Georgia, building (with government-owned
Although initially enjoying support among all factions, the railroad aid program
was most closely identified with party moderates. From the outset, some
Republicans insisted the funding of public schools and other social programs
should take ...
In Wisconsin, many legislators held stock or directorships in lumber companies
and railroads that benefited from state aid. Lobbyists thronged the statehouse; "
the worst traits of the human character are brought out by them," observed Gov.
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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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