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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In a House half of whose members were in their first terms, it mattered that a man
like Stevens had a career stretching back before the war, and could recall the
days "when the mighty Toombs [the powerful antebellum Congressman from ...
Unlike Stevens, who never enjoyed close connections with moral reform circles,
Sumner corresponded frequently with abolitionists, who considered him their
politician. So too did ordinary blacks, North and South, who deluged him with ...
If the South is ever to be made a safe republic let her lands be cultivated by the
toil of the owners or the free labor of intelligent citizens.14 As this statement
suggests, Stevens' aims were political in the broadest sense rather than strictly ...
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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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