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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It contained the majority of slaves, as well as the planters who dominated
Southern society and politics and commanded most of the region's wealth and
economic resources. A larger number of white Southerners lived in the upcountry
, an area ...
Even more devastating for upcountry morale, however, were policies of the
Confederate government. The upcountry became convinced that it bore an unfair
share of taxation; it particularly resented the .tax-in- kind and the policy of ...
helped King Cotton extend its sway into the upcountry, or that the party's white
support proved most resilient where capitalist development made the least
impact during Reconstruction.91 The rise of upcountry cotton farming
represented only ...
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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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