Reconstruction Updated Edition: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877

Reconstruction Updated Edition: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 Author Eric Foner
ISBN-10 0062354515
ISBN-13 9780062354518
Year 2014-12-02
Pages 752
Language English
Publisher Harper Perennial Modern Classics
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Newly Reissued with a New Introduction From the preeminent historian of Reconstruction New York Times Book Review a newly updated edition of the prize winning classic work on the post Civil War period which shaped modern America Eric Foner s masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history New Republic redefined how the post Civil War period was viewed Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americansblack and whiteresponded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery It addresses the ways in which the emancipated slaves quest for economic autonomy and equal citizenship shaped the political agenda of Reconstruction the remodeling of Southern society and the place of planters merchants and small farmers within it the evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations and the emergence of a national state possessing vastly expanded authority and committed for a time to the principle of equal rights for all Americans This smart book of enormous strengths Boston Globe remains the standard work on the wrenching post Civil War periodan era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today

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