Reconstruction After the Civil War: Second Edition
Ever since its original publication in 1961, Reconstruction after the Civil War has been praised for cutting through the controversial scholarship and popular myths of the time to provide an accurate account of the role of former slaves during this period in American history.
Now Franklin has updated his work to acknowledge the enormous body of research and scholarship that followed in the wake of the first edition. New are Franklin’s references to important, later texts that enrich the original narrative. In addition, the extensive bibliography has been thoroughly revised.
What has not changed, however, is the foundation Franklin has laid. Still compelling are his arguments concerning the brevity of the North’s military occupation of the South, the limited amount of power wielded by former slaves, the influence of moderate southerners, the flaws of the constitutions drawn up by the Radical state governments, and the reasons for the downfall of Reconstruction.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Reconstruction after the Civil War (The Chicago History of American Civilization)User Review - Edward Moore - Goodreads
A very balanced, brief history of Reconstruction, an incredibly important period in our history. It has had repercussions all the way down to today. So many of the assumptions about it are just wrong. Read full review
Review: Reconstruction after the Civil War (The Chicago History of American Civilization)User Review - Lisa - Goodreads
Very informative and readable. Read full review
The Aftermath of War
Reconstruction Confederate Style
Confederate Reconstruction under Fire
Challenge by Congress
The Souths New Leaders
Constitutionmaking in the Radical South
ReconstructionBlack and White
Minority Representation and the Quest for Voting Equality
Limited preview - 1994