A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition

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

In this up-to-date version of the abridged Reconstruction, Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil conflict interval was once viewed.

Reconstruction chronicles the best way Americans—black and white—responded to the unparalleled alterations unleashed by way of the conflict and the top of slavery. It addresses the search of emancipated slaves’ looking for monetary autonomy and equivalent citizenship, and describes the reworking of Southern society; the evolution of racial attitudes and styles of race relatives; and the emergence of a countrywide nation owning tremendously extended authority and one dedicated, for a time, to the primary of equivalent rights for all Americans.

This “masterful therapy of 1 of the main complicated sessions of yank historical past” (New Republic) continues to be the traditional paintings at the wrenching post-Civil struggle period—an period whose legacy nonetheless reverberates within the usa today.

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