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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Whereupon the bill's Radical authors, Ohio Sen. Benjamin F. Wade and
Maryland Congressman Henry Winter Davis, issued an intemperate "manifesto,"
accusing Lincoln of defying the judgement of Congress and exercising "
11 For their part, some prominent Northern entrepreneurs were strongly attracted
to the Radical ideology. Bostonian John Murray Forbes, a leading investor in
midwestern railroads and a "rare Republican" among Boston's commercial elite,
And Stevens appreciated that only governmental action of a radical kind could
prevent blacks from emerging from slavery as landless laborers. But most
Radicals believed that in a free labor South, with civil and political equality
secured, black ...
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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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