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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During a visit to Richmond, Scottish minister David Macrae was surprised to hear
a former slave complain of past mistreatment, while acknowledging he had never
been whipped. "How were you cruelly treated then?" asked Macrae.
freedmen and in teaching the former slaves. In June 1865, Francis L. Cardozo
took charge of the AMA's largest Charleston school, which enrolled over 1,000
pupils. The son of a Jewish businessman who had married a free black woman, ...
"Some think," reported a Bureau agent, "that the only difference between freedom
and slavery is that then the negroes were obliged to work for nothing; now they
have to pay for what they used to have for nothing." One former slave later ...
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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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