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 ...
"Treason must be made odious, and traitors must be punished and impoverished,
" Johnson had declared in 1864; in the same year he offered himself as a "Moses
," leading blacks to a promised land of freedom. "It was supposed," John ...
declared Holden's Raleigh Standard. "We rejoice that there is to be an end to
rebel rule."89 Throughout these deliberations, Johnson remained silent. Toward
the end of February, New York Evening Post editor Charles Nordhoff visited the ...
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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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