Reconstruction America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877

ISBN-10: 0060937165

ISBN-13: 9780060937164

Edition: 2002

Authors: Eric Foner

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This study of 19th-century America 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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Book details

List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Eric Foner is a professor of American history at Columbia University.

Abbreviations Used in Footnotes
Editors' Introduction
The World the War Made
The Coming of Emancipation
The Inner Civil War
The North's Transformation
Rehearsals for Reconstruction
Dilemmas of Wartime Reconstruction
Land and Labor During the Civil War
The Politics of Emancipation and the End of the War
The Meaning of Freedom
From Slavery to Freedom
Building the Black Community
The Economics of Freedom
Origins of Black Politics
Violence and Everyday Life
Ambiguities of Free Labor
Masters Without Slaves
The "Misrepresented Bureau"
The Freedmen's Bureau, Land, and Labor
Beginnings of Economic Reconstruction
The Failure of Presidential Reconstruction
Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction
Launching the South's New Governments
The Anatomy of Presidential Reconstruction
The North's Response
The Making of Radical Reconstruction
The Radical Republicans
Origins of Civil Rights
The Fourteenth Amendment
The Campaign of 1866
The Coming of Black Suffrage
Blueprints for a Republican South
The Political Mobilization of the Black Community
The Republican Coalition
The North and Radical Reconstruction
The Constitutional Conventions
Impeachment and the Election of Grant
Reconstruction: Political and Economic
Party and Government in the Reconstruction South
Southern Republicans in Power
The Gospel of Prosperity
Patterns of Economic Change
The Challenge of Enforcement
The New Departure and the First Redemption
The Ku Klux Klan
"Power from Without"
The Reconstruction of the North
The North and the Age of Capital
The Transformation of Politics
The Rise of Liberalism
The Election of 1872
The Politics of Depression
The Depression and Its Consequences
Retreat from Reconstruction
The Waning of Southern Republicanism
The Crisis of 1875
Redemption and After
The Centennial Election
The Electoral Crisis and the End of Reconstruction
The Redeemers' New South
Epilogue: "The River Has Its Bend"
Selected Bibliography
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