Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877
Winner of the 1988 Los Angeles Times Book Award, The Bancroft Prize, The Parkman Prize, The Avery O. Craven Prize, and The TriIling Prize Nominated for the 1988 National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award
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39 In their unprecedented expansion of federal power and their effort to impose
organization upon a decentralized economy and fragmented polity , these
measures reflected what might be called the birth of the modern American state .
On the ...
Reflecting the conviction , born of the Civil War , that the federal government
possessed the authority to define and protect citizens ' rights , the bill represented
a striking departure in American jurisprudence . “ I admit , ” said Maine Sen .
who coalesced around the governor , while another consisted of holders of
federal patronage posts , whose appointments Senators and Congressmen
controlled . In Alabama , for example , Gov . William H . Smith and Sen . George
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - jordanjones - LibraryThing
This is by far the best and most influential book on a critical period that has been politically interpreted and reinterpreted several times. Foner has the goods. He's done the research and shows how ... Leer comentario completo
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
1 The World the War Made
Rehearsals for Reconstruction
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