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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Early in February, North Carolina Senator- elect John Pool concluded that
Southern members would not gain admission for some time, and that the South
would have to "submit to conditions that would never have been thought of, if a
William H. Trescot to James L. Orr, February 28, 1866. South Carolina Governor's
Papers, SCDA; McPherson, Political History, 59-61, 74. 40. McKitrick, Andrew
Johnson, 292-93; Whitelaw Reid, After the War: A Southern Tour (Cincinnati, ...
Toward the end of February, New York Evening Post editor Charles Nordhoff
visited the White House. He found the President "much excited," certain "the
people of the South . . . were to be trodden under foot 'to protect niggers'."
Nordhoff had ...
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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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