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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America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 Eric Foner. ment of a new era in
civilization ... [a] dividing line between the old and worn out past and the new.
and glorious future."28 When it came to the role of blacks in free Louisiana,
Instead of envisioning continuous federal intervention in local affairs, it honored
the traditional presumption that the primary responsibility for law_enfj&rce; ment
layjvith-the-states, while creating a latent federal presence, to be triggered by ...
ment of a framework of legal rights enshrined in the Constitution that, while
flagrantly violated after 1877, created a vehicle for future federal intervention in
Southern affairs. As a result of this unprecedented redefinition of the American
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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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