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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Gideon Welles, who as Secretary of the Navy staunchly upheld Johnson's
Reconstruction policies, identified isolation as the President's greatest weakness:
"He has no confidants and seeks none," and his major decisions appeared to
At Cleveland, when a member of the audience yelled "hang Jeff Davis," the
President replied, "Why not hang Thad Stevens and Wendell Phillips?" Johnson
also indulged his unique blend of self-aggrandizement and self- pity. On one ...
Two others, drafted by Butler and Stevens, charged the President with denying
the authority of Congress and attempting to bring it "into disgrace." Nowhere were
the real reasons Republicans wished to dispose of Johnson mentioned — his ...
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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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