By Eric Foner
From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York occasions booklet Review), a newly up to date AND abridged variation of the prizewinning vintage at the post–Civil warfare interval that formed glossy America.
In this up-to-date version of the abridged Reconstruction, Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil struggle interval used to be seen.
Reconstruction chronicles the way Americans—black and white—responded to the remarkable alterations unleashed through the conflict and the top of slavery. It addresses the hunt of emancipated slaves trying to find financial autonomy and equivalent citizenship, and describes the transforming of Southern society, the evolution of racial attitudes and styles of race kin, and the emergence of a countrywide nation owning tremendously accelerated authority and dedicated, for a time, to the primary of equivalent rights for all americans.
This "masterful therapy of 1 of the main complicated sessions of yankee history" (New Republic) continues to be the normal paintings at the wrenching post-Civil conflict period—an period whose legacy nonetheless reverberates within the usa this day.
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