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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Congressman Richard H. Cain and his family lived "in constant fear," their home
guarded day and night by armed men. More typically, however, violence was
directed at local leaders. As Emanuel Fortune, driven from Jackson County,
John W. Stephens, a har- nessmaker who allegedly avoided the Confederate
draft, "displayed a particular hostility toward the ex-slaveholding gentry," and rose
to prominence in Caswell County Republican affairs, was assassinated in 1870.
An even more extensive "reign of terror" engulfed Jackson, a plantation county in
Florida's panhandle. ... in a group of Piedmont South Carolina counties where
medium-sized farms predominated and the races were about equal in number.
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - jordanjones - LibraryThing
This is by far the best and most influential book on a critical period that has been politically interpreted and reinterpreted several times. Foner has the goods. He's done the research and shows how ... Leer comentario completo
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
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