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Reconstruction : America's unfinished revolution, 1863-1877 / Eric Foner.
Foner, Eric, 1943-
New York, New York : HarperPerennial, 2014.
xlii, 690 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
Ku Klux Klan (19th century)
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Civil rights movements
Politics and government
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Historian Eric Foner chronicles the way in which Americans -- black and white -- responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. He 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.
"A hardcover edition of this book was published in 1988 by Harper & Row, Publishers. First Perrennial Classics edition published 2002"--Title page verso.
"With a new introduction"--Back cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 615-641) and index.
National Book Award finalist
The world the war made
Rehearsals for Reconstruction
The meaning of freedom
Ambiguities of free labor
The failure of presidential Reconstruction
The making of radical Reconstruction
Blueprints for a Republican South
Reconstruction: Political and economic
The challenge of enforcement
The Reconstruction of the North
The politics of Depression
Redemption and after
Epilogue: "The river has its bend."
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