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A SHORT HISTORY OF RECONSTRUCTION

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Renowned historian Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil War period was viewed, chronicling the ways in which Americans—black and white—responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery.

He 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.

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Copyright

2015 edition

Publisher

HarperPerennial

Pages

297

Grade

10 and up