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Reconstruction after the Civil War

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ISBN-10: 0226923371

ISBN-13: 9780226923376

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: John Hope Franklin, Eric Foner, Michael W. Fitzgerald

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Reconstruction after the Civil Warexplores the role of former slaves during this period in American history. Looking past popular myths and controversial scholarship, John Hope Franklin uses his astute insight and careful research to provide an accurate, comprehensive portrait of the era. His arguments concerning the brevity of the North’s occupation, the limited power wielded by former slaves, the influence of moderate southerners, the flawed constitutions of the radical state governments, and the downfall of Reconstruction remain compelling today. This new edition ofReconstruction after the Civil Waralso includes a foreword by Eric Foner and a perceptive essay by Michael W. Fitzgerald.
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

The son of an attorney who practiced before the U.S. Supreme Court, John Hope Franklin was born in Rentiesville, Oklahoma on January 2, 1915. He received a B. A. from Fisk University in 1935 and a master's degree in 1936 and a Ph.D. in 1941 from Harvard University. During his career in education, he taught at a numerous institutions including Brooklyn College, Harvard University, the University of Chicago, and Duke University. He also had teaching stints in Australia, China, and Zimbabwe. He has written numerous scholarly works including The Militant South, 1800-1861 (1956); Reconstruction After the Civil War (1961); The Emancipation Proclamation (1963); and The Color Line: Legacy for the…    

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

Illustrations
Foreword to the Third Edition
The Aftermath of War
Presidential Peacemaking
Reconstruction: Confederate Style
Confederate Reconstruction Under Fire
Challenge by Congress
The South's New Leaders
Constitution-making in the Radical South
Reconstruction-Black and White
Counter Reconstruction
Economic and Social Reconstruction
The Era Begins to End
The Aftermath of "Redemption"
Important Dates
Suggested Readings
John Hope Franklin and His Reconstruction
Acknowledgments
Index