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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And in the latest shift in interpretive premises, attention to changes in the relative
power of social classes has again become a central concern of historical writing.
Indeed, the term "revolution" has reappeared in the most recent literature as a ...
The planter still stood atop this new social pyramid. Slavery was gone, but in the
absence of large-scale land distribution, the plantation system endured. The
degree of "planter persistence" varied considerably among the South's crop
In their own eyes, liberal reformers stood above social divisions as disinterested
spokesmen for the common good. Yet at the same time, the ideology of reform
helped to crystallize a distinctive and increasingly conservative middle-class ...
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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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