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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64 Genuinely moved by this experience, Howard pledged to renew the fight for
land when Congress reconvened in December. Meanwhile, planters complained
of the hostile attitude of General Saxton. So long as Saxton headed the Bureau in
302-303. 26. M. Stone toJohn Sherman, December 27. 1865, Sherman Papers;
Ransom Balcom to William H. Seward, December 27, 1865, William H. Seward
Papers, University of Rochester; Jellison. Fessenden, 203; Cox and Cox. Politics.
Instead of putting his claim effectively before the public, Tilden retreated to his
study, spending most of December drafting a lengthy examination of legal
precedents concerning the counting of electoral ballots. In contrast to his rival's "
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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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