Reconstruction [1865-1877]

By: Current, Richard N.

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Light general wear. 1965 Trade Paperback. viii, 183 pp. Reconstruction touched the very nerve of nineteenth-century America; the issues it raised still trouble us today. This volume recaptures the hopes and fears of the American people as the recalcitrant Southern states rejoined a hostile North, as millions of newly-freed slaves threatened to disturb the balance of American society. In personal accounts, a crippled Negro preacher tells of his beating at the hands of a the Ku Klux Klan; an Alabama farmer expresses the white Southerner's contempt for Samo; J. D. B. De Bow speaks grudgingly of the New Order in the South. Thaddeus Stevens, Charles Sumner, Henry Clay Warmoth, and other vocal politicians restage the clash between those for whom the Emancipation Proclamation was the vindication of an ideal and those unreconciled to the abolitionist triumph. The words of their successors reveal the waning of Radical idealism and the silent victory of Southern segregationist. These first-hand statements recreate one of our history's most virulent controversies; their message deepens our understanding of the issues of state rights and human rights as we face them today.

Title: Reconstruction [1865-1877]

Author: Current, Richard N.

Categories: Race & Racism, Civil Rights, American Civil War, American, African,

Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1965

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2295281

Keywords: AMERICAN HISTORY RECONSTRUCTION SOCIOLOGY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY RACE RACISM SLAVE SLAVERY ABOLITION ABOLITIONISM,