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Forever Free The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction

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ISBN-10: 0375402594

ISBN-13: 9780375402593

Edition: 2005

Authors: Eric Foner, Joshua Brown

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From one of our most distinguished historians, a new examination of the vitally important years of Emancipation and Reconstruction during and immediately following the Civil War-a necessary reconsideration that emphasizes the era's political and cultural meaning for today's America. In "Forever Free, "Eric Foner" "overturns numerous assumptions growing out of the traditional understanding of the period, which is based almost exclusively on white sources and shaped by (often unconscious) racism. He presents the period as a time of determination, especially on the part of recently emancipated black Americans, to put into effect the principles of equal rights and citizenship for all. Drawing…    
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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

Foreword Seeing Race and Rights: A Note About the Visual Essays Prologue
The Peculiar Institution Visual Essay:True Likenesses
Forever Free Visual Essay:Re-visions of War
The Meanings of Freedom Visual Essay:Altered Relations
An American Crisis
The Tocsin of Freedom Visual Essay:On the Offensive
The Facts of Reconstruction Visual Essay:Countersigns
The Abandonment of Reconstruction Visual Essay:Jim Crow Epilogue:The Unfinished Revolution Bibliography for Further Reading Bibliography for the Visual Essays Illustration Credits
Acknowledgments
Index