Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877
Harper & Row, 1988 - 690 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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Then early in April, Lincoln proposed tcTconvene the Confederate legislature of
Virginia in order to have it take the state out of the war, but was again dissuaded
by the Cabinet. Such an act would have implied the repudiation of the Pierpont ...
Most persistent was Charles Sumner, who "waited upon" Johnson almost daily
between mid-April and mid-May, reiterating the theme with which his political
career was identified — "justice to the colored race." Sumner became convinced
Hunnicutt and his supporters dominated the first Republican state convention,
two thirds of whose delegates were black, Meeting outdoors in Richmond in April
1 867, the gathering resembled a mass rally more than a traditional ...
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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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