A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition

A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition


From the “preeminent historian of Reconstruction” (New York instances ebook Review), a newly up to date abridged version of the prize-winning vintage paintings at the post-Civil conflict interval which formed smooth America.

In this up-to-date version of the abridged Reconstruction, Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil warfare interval used to be viewed.

Reconstruction chronicles the best way Americans—black and white—responded to the extraordinary alterations unleashed by means of the conflict and the top of slavery. It addresses the search of emancipated slaves’ looking for financial autonomy and equivalent citizenship, and describes the reworking of Southern society; the evolution of racial attitudes and styles of race family members; and the emergence of a countrywide country owning significantly multiplied authority and one dedicated, for a time, to the main of equivalent rights for all Americans.

This “masterful remedy of 1 of the main complicated sessions of yank heritage” (New Republic) continues to be the normal paintings at the wrenching post-Civil battle period—an period whose legacy nonetheless reverberates within the usa today.

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