A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition by Eric Foner audiobook

A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition: 1863–1877

By Eric Foner
Read by Paul Heitsch

Blackstone Publishing 9780062370860
12.55 Hours Unabridged
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In this updated edition of Reconstruction, Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil War period was viewed. Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans—black and white—responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. It 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 one committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans. This “masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history” (New Republic) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

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Summary

In this updated edition of Reconstruction, Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil War period was viewed.

Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans—black and white—responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. It 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 one committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans.

This “masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history” (New Republic) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Foner’s book brings to distinguished fruition one great cycle of Reconstruction historiography.” New York Review of Books
“This is history written on a grand scale, a masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history.” New Republic

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Author Bio: Eric Foner

Author Bio: Eric Foner

Eric Foner is the author of many award-winning books on the Civil War and Reconstruction, including the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. He is the 2020 recipient of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for lifetime achievement. He is DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English