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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And in the latest shift in interpretive premises, attention to changes in the relative
power of social classes has again become a central concern of historical writing.
Indeed, the term "revolution" has reappeared in the most recent literature as a ...
The planter still stood atop this new social pyramid. Slavery was gone, but in the
absence of large-scale land distribution, the plantation system endured. The
degree of "planter persistence" varied considerably' among the South's crop
In their own eyes, liberal reformers stood above social divisions as disinterested
spokesmen for the common good. Yet at the same time, the ideology of reform
helped to crystallize a distinctive and increasingly conservative middle-class ...
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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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