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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Illinois-born Henry C. Warmoth, Louisiana's first Republican governor, plunged
into politics almost from the moment he arrived in Louisiana with the army in
1864, but most carpetbaggers did not move to the South seeking political position
as Bureau agents or, in the case of Louisiana Congressman Joseph P. Newsham
, a carpetbagger from Illinois, as the only lawyer in their new communities who
would serve black clients. Still others, having lost their life's savings in ...
Another Mississippi carpetbagger, Massachusetts-born teacher and legislator
Henry Warren, published his autobiography in 1914, still hoping that one day, "
possibly in the present century," America would live up to the ideal of "equal
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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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