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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One elderly freedman sitting beside his grandchild in a Mobile school explained
to a Northern reporter, "he wouldn't ... they found two schools already in operation
, one of them taught by a black cabinetmaker who for years had conducted ...
Education, for General Howard, was the foundation upon which all efforts to
assist the freedmen rested, and the encouragement and oversight of schools for
blacks occupied a significant portion of local agents' time. Because of its limited ...
No state could meet entirely the enormous cost of building a school system
virtually from scratch, and traditions of local ... North Carolina's scalawag
lawmakers insisted that local boards of education oversee the schools, and
initially relied ...
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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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