Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877
Harper Collins, 2002 M02 5 - 736 páginas
This "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) made history when it was originally published in 1988. It redefined how Reconstruction was viewed by historians and people everywhere in its chronicling of how Americans -- black and white -- responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. This "smart book of enormous strengths" (Boston Globe) has since gone on to become the classic work on the wrenching post-Civil War period -- an era whose legacy reverberates still today in the United States.
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Excluded from its purview were the 450,000 slaves in Delaware, Kentucky,
Maryland, and Missouri (border slave states that remained within the Union),
275,000 in Union-occupied Tennessee, and tens of thousands more in portions
The slavery question divided the nation's churches, sundered political ties
between the sections, and finally shattered the bonds of Union. On the principle
of opposing the further expansion of slavery, a new political party rose to power
in the ...
Begun to preserve the Union, the Civil War now portended a far-reaching
transformation in Southern life and a redefinition of the place of blacks in
American society and of the very meaning of freedom in the American republic. In
one sense ...
On Magnolia plantation in Louisiana, the arrival of the Union Army in 1862
sparked a work stoppage and worse: “We have a terrible state of affairs here
negroes refusing to work. . . . The negroes have erected a gallows in the quarters
and give ...
Yet as the Confederacy set slaves to work as military laborers, and the presence
of Union soldiers precipitated large-scale desertion of the plantations, the early
policy quickly unraveled. Increasingly, military authorities adopted the plan, ...
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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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The Reconstruction of the North
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Redemption and After
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