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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The transformation of slaves into free laborers and equal citizens was the most
dramatic example of the social and political changes unleashed by the Civil War
and emancipation. A second purpose of this study is to trace the ways in which ...
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
native Philadelphia to teach the former slaves, “it all seemed . . . like a brilliant
dream.” Even in areas exempted from the Proclamation, blacks celebrated,
realizing that if slavery perished in Mississippi and South Carolina, it could hardly
Whatever politicians and military commanders might decree, slaves saw the war
as heralding the longawaited end of bondage. Three years into the conflict, Gen.
William T. Sherman encountered a black Georgian who summed up the slaves' ...
But generally, it was the arrival of federal soldiers that spelled havoc for the slave
regime, for blacks quickly grasped that the ... Here in the sugar country, where
large gangs of slaves labored in some of the South's most wretched conditions, ...
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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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