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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"All is wrong," wrote Ben Butler in July. ... Sumner Papers; Charles Sumner to
Thaddeus Stevens, June 19, 1865, Stevens Papers; McFeely, Yankee Stepfather,
91; Benjamin F. Butler to Benjamin F. Wade, June 26, 1865, Wade Papers;
N.Y., 1985), 195, 207; John R. Lynch, Reminiscences of an Active Life: The
Autobiography of John Roy Lynch, edited by John Hope Franklin (Chicago, 1970
), 145; George W. Gilham to Benjamin F. Butler, December 31, 1874, Benjamin F.
"If Governor Chamberlain continues to pursue the course he has done for the last
twelve months," ex-governor Benjamin F. Perry commented in November 1875, "I
think it would be exceedingly unwise and ungrateful for the Democratic party to ...
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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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