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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During the Civil War, John Eaton, who, like many whites, believed that slavery
had destroyed the sense of family obligation, was astonished by the eagerness
with which former slaves in contraband camps legalized their marriage bonds.
"If I was ever Conservative, I am Radical now," wrote Congressman John A.
Bidwell of moderate California, and in Kansas, party leaders decided to "run in
the radical groove." Even conservative Republican Sen. John B. Henderson of
John M., 237-38 Brotherhood, The, 344 Brown, B. Gratz, 41-42, 501, 502, 507
Brown, John M. [Mississippi sheriff], 369. 560 Brown. Joseph E., 299, 325, 332
Brown, Orlando, 153. 154, 158, 159 Browning, Orville H., 266, 501 Brownlow,
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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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