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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Since the Radicals' solution — giving the vote to Southern blacks — did not
command majority support, the search began for alternatives. The simplest was
to base representation on the number of qualified voters, a plan which had the ...
Even in conservative New Jersey, the party now committed itself to black voting,
and California gubernatorial candidate George C. Gor- ham repudiated the "
anticoolie" movement, insisting "the same God created both Europeans and
disenfranchisement most vehemently, the issue followed no simple pattern, for it
became embroiled in Republican divisions over the party's prospects of attracting
white voters. Five states disenfranchised few or no Confederates: Georgia, ...
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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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