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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A franchise law limited the right to vote to white males "publicly known to have
entertained unconditional Union sentiments" throughout the war. As for blacks,
Brownlow urged Congress to set aside a territory for their settlement as a "nation
In many states, Boutwell insisted, the freedmen "are almost the only people who
are trustworthy supporters of the Union." Already in May 1864, a black meeting at
Beaufort had elected sixteen delegates to the Republican National Convention, ...
Legally, at least, the Ironclad Oath, an affirmation that an individual had never
voluntarily aided the Confederacy, defined devotion to the Union. And "
unconditional" Unionists who could meet this stringent requirement, and had
often suffered ...
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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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