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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Probably the largest number of violent acts stemmed from disputes arising from
black efforts to assert their freedom from control by their former masters.
Freedmen were assaulted and murdered for attempting to leave plantations,
Republicans, white and black, heaped scorn upon "respectables" who did not
participate directly in the violence but "could not stop their sons from murdering
their inoffensive neighbors in broad daylight." Yet their complicity went beyond ...
Instead of uniting Republicans in a struggle for survival, the question of violence
further exacerbated the party's internal discord. Urged by local Republicans to "
throw aside your conservatism," Alabama Gov. William H. Smith declared reports
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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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