A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition
ISBN: 0062370863
EAN13: 9780062370860
Language: English
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition

Book Overview
From the preeminent historian of Reconstruction ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated abridged edition of the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America. In this updated edition of the abridged Reconstruction , Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil War period was viewed. Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans--black and white--responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. It addresses the quest of emancipated slaves' searching for economic autonomy and equal citizenship, and describes the remodeling of Southern society; the evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations; and the emergence of a national state possessing vastly expanded authority and one committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans. This masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history ( New Republic) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period--an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover From the preeminent historian of Reconstruction ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated AND abridged edition of the prizewinning classic on the post-Civil War period that shaped modern America In this updated edition of the abridged Reconstruction , Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil War period was viewed. Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans--black and white--responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. It addresses the quest of emancipated slaves searching for economic autonomy and equal citizenship, and describes the remodeling of Southern society, 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 masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history ( New Republic ) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period--an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.