Reconstruction: America's unfinished revolution, 1863-1877

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Harper & Row, 1988 - History - 690 pages
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Describes the changes brought about by the Civil War, discusses the impact of slavery's end, and looks at the political, economic, and social aspects of Reconstruction

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User Review  - LarrySouders - LibraryThing

This writing shows the failure of the reconstruction period. The details of how the former slave owners regained their power in the development of the new South which wasn't much different than the old. Read full review

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User Review  - cblaker - LibraryThing

The essential book on the Reconstruction. Extensively well-researched, the only drawback is that maybe it has too many details and is a bit long. It's deeply unfortunate how the hopes of freedmen and women started so high and they were completely let down. Read full review


The World the War Made
Rehearsals for Reconstruction
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Eric Foner is a professor of American history at Columbia University.