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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His book closed with an indictment of a profession whose writings had ignored
the testimony of the principal actor in the drama of Reconstruction—the
emancipated slave—and sacrificed scholarly objectivity on the altar of racial bias.
“One fact ...
Shocked by the resistance to racial progress in the 1960s and the deep-seated
economic problems the Second Reconstruction failed to solve, influential
historians portrayed change in the post-Civil War years as fundamentally “
August Meier, “Negroes in the First and Second Reconstructions of the South,”
CWH, 13 (June 1967), 114; C. Vann Woodward, “Seeds of Failure in Radical
Race Policy,” in Harold M. Hyman, ed., New Frontiers of the American
The evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations, and the complex
interconnection of race and class in the postwar South, form a third theme of this
book. Racism was pervasive in mid-nineteenth-century America and at both the ...
reexert control over their labor force and blacks' quest for economic
independence, race and class were inextricably linked. As a Washington
newspaper noted in 1868, “It is impossible to separate the question of color from
the question of ...
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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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