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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railroad and industrial development as the key to economic modernization.
Before the war, most Southern states had assisted railroad development in one
way or another, even, in the case of Georgia, building (with government-owned
In Wisconsin, many legislators held stock or directorships in lumber companies
and railroads that benefited from state aid. Lobbyists thronged the statehouse; "
the worst traits of the human character are brought out by them," observed Gov.
Iowa Congressman Grenville Dodge looked after the interests of the Union
Pacific Railroad, which he served as chief civil engineer. Numerous
Congressmen received favors from railroad companies, ranging from free passes
to land and stock ...
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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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