Reconstruction Updated Edition: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877
ISBN: 0062354515
EAN13: 9780062354518
Language: English
Pages: 752
Edition: Revised
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
This masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history (New Republic) made history itself when first published in 1988. It redefined how Reconstruction was viewed in its chronicling of how Americans -- both black and white -- responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. Eric Foner explores all aspects of Reconstruction, from race relations to politics to economic change in a clear and accessible style that brings this tumultuous era to life. This award-winning volume has become the classic work on the wrenching post-Civil War period -- an era whose legacy still reverberates today. Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University, is the author of numerous works on American history, including Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War; Tom Paine and Revolutionary America; and The Story of American Freedom. He has served as president of both the Organization of American Historians and the American Historical Association, and has been named Scholar of the Year by the New York Council for the Humanities. With this book, Mr. Foner becomes the preeminent historian of Reconstruction. -- New York Times Book Review -- New York Review of Books
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover With a New Introduction From the preeminent historian of Reconstruction ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated edition of the prizewinning classic work on the post-Civil War period that 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 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 smart book of enormous strengths ( Boston Globe ) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period--an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.