9780060937164

Reconstruction

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    9780060937164

  • ISBN10:

    0060937165

  • Edition: Illus.
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-08
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

This "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) made history when it was originally published in 1988. It redefined how Reconstruction was viewed by historians and people everywhere in its chronicling of how Americans -- black and white -- responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. This "smart book of enormous strengths" (Boston Globe) has since gone on to become the classic work on the wrenching post-Civil War period -- an era whose legacy reverberates still today in the United States.

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

Abbreviations Used in Footnotes xiii
Editors' Introduction xv
Preface xvii
The World the War Made
1(34)
The Coming of Emancipation
1(10)
The Inner Civil War
11(7)
The North's Transformation
18(17)
Rehearsals for Reconstruction
35(42)
Dilemmas of Wartime Reconstruction
35(15)
Land and Labor During the Civil War
50(10)
The Politics of Emancipation and the End of the War
60(17)
The Meaning of Freedom
77(47)
From Slavery to Freedom
78(10)
Building the Black Community
88(14)
The Economics of Freedom
102(8)
Origins of Black Politics
110(9)
Violence and Everyday Life
119(5)
Ambiguities of Free Labor
124(52)
Masters Without Slaves
128(14)
The ``Misrepresented Bureau''
142(11)
The Freedmen's Bureau, Land, and Labor
153(17)
Beginnings of Economic Reconstruction
170(6)
The Failure of Presidential Reconstruction
176(52)
Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction
176(9)
Launching the South's New Governments
185(13)
The Anatomy of Presidential Reconstruction
198(18)
The North's Response
216(12)
The Making of Radical Reconstruction
228(53)
The Radical Republicans
228(11)
Origins of Civil Rights
239(12)
The Fourteenth Amendment
251(10)
The Campaign of 1866
261(10)
The Coming of Black Suffrage
271(10)
Blueprints for a Republican South
281(65)
The Political Mobilization of the Black Community
281(10)
The Republican Coalition
291(16)
The North and Radical Reconstruction
307(9)
The Constitutional Conventions
316(17)
Impeachment and the Election of Grant
333(13)
Reconstruction: Political and Economic
346(66)
Party and Government in the Reconstruction South
346(18)
Southern Republicans in Power
364(15)
The Gospel of Prosperity
379(13)
Patterns of Economic Change
392(20)
The Challenge of Enforcement
412(48)
The New Departure and the First Redemption
412(13)
The Ku Klux Klan
425(19)
``Power from Without''
444(16)
The Reconstruction of the North
460(52)
The North and the Age of Capital
461(8)
The Transformation of Politics
469(19)
The Rise of Liberalism
488(11)
The Election of 1872
499(13)
The Politics of Depression
512(52)
The Depression and Its Consequences
512(12)
Retreat from Reconstruction
524(11)
The Waning of Southern Republicanism
535(18)
The Crisis of 1875
553(11)
Redemption and After
564(38)
The Centennial Election
564(11)
The Electoral Crisis and the End of Reconstruction
575(12)
The Redeemers' New South
587(15)
Epilogue: ``The River Has Its Bend'' 602(11)
Acknowledgments 613(2)
Selected Bibliography 615(28)
Index 643

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