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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Many contracts not only specified modes of work and payment, but prohibited ^
blacks from leaving plantations, ... On the aptly named Vexation plantation in
Texas, blacks in September 1865 were said to be "insolent and refusing to work,"
On one Mississippi plantation, blacks in February 1867 "by a majority decided to
take the money instead of a share in the crop." In most contracts, the freedmen's
portion of the crop rose from the extremely low figures of 1865 to one third or ...
with the plantation: "We must divest ourselves of the idea that we can command,
control the laborer. We must be prepared to receive him as a free man, an equal,
and treat him as such."74 Cooper grasped an important fact. Just as the realities
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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
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