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A Short History of Reconstruction [Updated Edition] - Abridged by Eric Foner (Paperback)

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"Abridged from Reconstruction: America's unfinished revolution"--Cover.



Book Synopsis



From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York Times Book Review), an updated abridged edition of Reconstruction, the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America.

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 one committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans.

This "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period--an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.



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From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York Times Book Review), a newly updated AND abridged edition of the prizewinning classic on the post-Civil War period that shaped modern America

In this updated edition of the abridged Reconstruction, Eric Foner redefines 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 "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period--an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.



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"Eric Foner has put together this terrible story with greater cogency and power, I believe, than has been brought to the subject heretofore. He avoids ideological skids, freeloading hindsight, and mirages of certitude..... Foner's book brings to distinguished fruition one great cycle of Reconstruction historiography." -- New York Review of Books

"A heroic synthesis that should dominate the field-much like C. Vann Woodward's interpretation of the new South. It gives nearly equal time to all the protagonists in the Reconstruction drama and recognizes how inextricably economic, political, social, and ideological issues are bound." -- Washington Post Book World

"Foner's book brings to distinguished fruition one great cycle of Reconstruction historiography." -- New York Review of Books

"A remarkable clarity is one of the many beauties of this book that dwells on so many conflicts and ambiguities." -- Boston Globe


Dimensions (Overall): 7.8 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Non-Classifiable
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Format: Paperback
Author: Eric Foner
Language: English
Street Date: January 6, 2015
TCIN: 16646069
UPC: 9780062370860
Item Number (DPCI): 247-38-0552
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.9 inches length x 5.2 inches width x 7.8 inches height
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