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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("If the ignorant white man is allowed to vote," declared a petition of prominent
Charleston free blacks, the "ignorant colored man" should be enfranchised as
well.) Yet at the 1865 conventions, speaker after speaker echoed the view that ...
But what established him as a leader was literacy: "In my county the colored
people came to me for instructions, and I gave them the best instructions I could. I
took the New York Tribune and other papers, and in that way I found out a great ...
October 9, 1874; David C. Rankin, "The Impact of the Civil War on the Free
Colored Community of New Orleans," Perspectives in American History, 11 (1977
-78), 403-404. 64. Taylor. Louisiana Reconstructed, 278-79; Williams, "Louisiana
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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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