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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FREEDOM came in different ways to different parts of the South. In large areas,
slavery had disintegrated long before Lee's surrender, but elsewhere, far from the
presence of federal troops, blacks did not learn of its irrevocable end until the ...
What one planter called their "wild notions of right and freedom" encompassed,
first of all, an end to the myriad injustices associated with slavery. Like the
Louisiana blacks interviewed by General Banks's agents during the Civil War,
"We scorn and treat with contempt the allegation . . . that we understand Freedom
to mean idleness and indolence," a mass meeting of Petersburg, Virginia, blacks
resolved in June 1865. "But we do understand Freedom to mean industry and ...
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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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