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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Already, black fugitives and the families of black military laborers were
congregating in makeshift shanty towns ringing army posts in Tennessee and
northern Mississippi. Eaton established a network of "contraband camps" and "
home farms" ...
Grant, who had sent troops to prop up the unstable and corrupt Republican
regime in Louisiana, turned a deaf ear to pleas from the far stronger and more
upright government of Mississippi. Could the postwar amendments be effectively
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, 464 Minnesota. 223, 315, 343, 463, 464, 475n26
Mississippi: agriculture in, 108, 174, 403-4, 406, 536, 549; Black Codes in, 199-
200, 201, ...
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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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