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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There was no room for a legally and politically submerged class in the "perfect
republic" that must emerge from the Civil War.5 "I believe in equality among
citizens— equality in the broadest and most comprehensive democratic sense," ...
But most Radicals believed that in a free labor South, with civil and political
equality secured, black and white would find their own level, and as Ben Wade
put it, "finally occupy a platform according to their merits." The key was that all
must be ...
mously rejected the idea that black political rights implied "social equality" of any
sort. Robert W. Flournoy, a wealthy former slaveowner who earned a reputation
as "the William Lloyd Garrison of Mississippi," in his newspaper, the Pontotoc ...
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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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