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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Moreover, Reconstruction legislation was shown to be not simply the product of a
Radical cabal, but a program that enjoyed broad support both in Congress and
the North at large.” Even more startling was the revised portrait of Republican ...
... first conscription laws in American history, including provisions that a draftee
could avoid service by producing a substitute, and that one able-bodied white
male would be exempted for every twenty slaves. This “class legislation” was
Leonard P. Curry, Blueprint for Modern America: Non-Military Legislation of the
First Civil War Congress (Nashville, 1968); Charlotte Erickson, American Industry
and the European Immigrant 1860–1885 (Cambridge, Mass., 1957), 3–11; ...
Those who could mobilize these resources benefited most fully from economic
legislation, their gains imbued with the aura of patriotism rather than appearing
as mere selfishness. Whatever their effect upon individual businesses, the high ...
... in American history apart from the South's rebellion itself, originated in
resentment over conscription—the quintessential example of the aggrandizement
of federal power and, with its $300 commutation clause, of “class legislation.
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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
Reconstruction Political and Economic
The Challenge of Enforcement
The Reconstruction of the North
The Politics of Depression
Redemption and After
The River Has Its Bend
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