A Short History of Reconstruction

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HarperCollins, Jan 10, 1990 - History - 320 pages

An abridged version of Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, the definitive study of the aftermath of the Civil War, winner of the Bancroft Prize, Avery O. Craven Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Award, Francis Parkman Prize, and Lionel Trilling Prize.

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User Review  - DarthDeverell - LibraryThing

A condensed version of Eric Foner's Reconstruction. This volume contains the same argument, but trims the abundance of detail down from 600 pages to 200 pages. Read full review

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User Review  - sb3000 - LibraryThing

Good survey of a hugely important but frequently overlooked period in US history. Reconstruction was complex, often morally ambiguous, and is still controversial. Although relatively brief, this is ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

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.

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