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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Meanwhile, the flag-bedecked steamer Planter, captained by Robert Smalls and "
perfectly black with colored people," traversed the harbor. (Smalls was so
overcome by emotion that he lost his bearings, and the ship collided with another
A brilliant Republican organizer, Robert B. Elliott "knew the political condition of
every nook and corner" of South Carolina. But when he sought a U. S. Senate
seat in 1872, he discovered that access to money far outweighed talent or service
Bowers, Claude G., The Tragic Era. Cambridge, Mass., 1929. Bradley, Erwin S.,
The Triumph of Militant Republicanism. Philadelphia, 1964. Bremner, Robert H.,
The Public Good: Philanthropy and Welfare in the Civil War Era. New York, 1980.
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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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