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Winner of the 1988 Los Angeles Times Book Award, The Bancroft Prize, The Parkman Prize, The Avery O. Craven Prize, and The TriIling Prize Nominated for the 1988 National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award

Review:

"The [book's] rewards stem from Foner's deep understanding of the literature of the period and his ability to draw freely from it, so that his arguments sprout in deep soil; and from his disciplined imagination, which neither approves nor condemns, but characterizes, and at its best dramatizes situations, preserving and savoring their possibilities, so that the betrayal of Reconstruction with a terrible poignancy." Theodore Rosengarten, The Nation

Review:

"A remarkable clarity is one of the many beauties of this book that dwells on so many conflicts and ambiguities...Foner's Reconstruction is a smart book of enormous strengths." Neil Irvin Painter, Boston Globe

Synopsis:

Newly Reissued with a New Introduction: From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York Times Book Review), a newly updated edition of the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America.

Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) redefined 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 ways in which the emancipated slaves' quest for economic autonomy and equal citizenship shaped the political agenda of Reconstruction; the remodeling of Southern society and the place of planters, merchants, and small farmers within it; 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 "smart book of enormous strengths" (Boston Globe) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060914530
Author:
Foner, Eric
Publisher:
HarpPeren
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Reconstruction
Subject:
United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877)
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series:
New American Nation Series
Series Volume:
v. 4
Publication Date:
19890308
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xxvii, 690 p., 16 p. of p
Dimensions:
9.20x6.12x1.97 in. 2.31 lbs.

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Product details xxvii, 690 p., 16 p. of p pages HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS - English 9780060914530 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The [book's] rewards stem from Foner's deep understanding of the literature of the period and his ability to draw freely from it, so that his arguments sprout in deep soil; and from his disciplined imagination, which neither approves nor condemns, but characterizes, and at its best dramatizes situations, preserving and savoring their possibilities, so that the betrayal of Reconstruction with a terrible poignancy."
"Review" by , "A remarkable clarity is one of the many beauties of this book that dwells on so many conflicts and ambiguities...Foner's Reconstruction is a smart book of enormous strengths."
"Synopsis" by , Newly Reissued with a New Introduction: From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York Times Book Review), a newly updated edition of the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America.

Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) redefined 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 ways in which the emancipated slaves' quest for economic autonomy and equal citizenship shaped the political agenda of Reconstruction; the remodeling of Southern society and the place of planters, merchants, and small farmers within it; 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 "smart book of enormous strengths" (Boston Globe) 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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