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The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era

Autor: Egerton, Douglas R.

Editorial: Bloomsbury USA

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
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The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era :

By 1870, just five years after Confederate surrender and thirteen years after the Dred Scott decision ruled blacks ineligible for citizenship, Congressional action had ended slavery and given the vote to black men. That same year, Hiram Revels and Joseph Hayne Rainey became the first African-American U.S. senator and congressman respectively. In South Carolina, only twenty years after the death of arch-secessionist John C. Calhoun, a black man, Jasper J. Wright, took a seat on the state's Supreme Court. Not even the most optimistic abolitionists had thought such milestones would occur in their lifetimes. The brief years of Reconstruction marked the United States' most progressive moment prior to the civil rights movement.

Previous histories of Reconstruction have focused on Washington politics. But in this sweeping, prodigiously researched narrative, Douglas Egerton brings a much bigger, even more dramatic story into view, exploring state and local politics and tracing the struggles of some fifteen hundred African-American officeholders, in both the North and South, who fought entrenched white resistance. Tragically, their movement was met by ruthless violence--not just riotous mobs, but also targeted assassination. With stark evidence, Egerton shows that Reconstruction, often cast as a "failure" or a doomed experiment, was rolled back by murderous force. The Wars of Reconstruction is a major and provocative contribution to American history.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Ciencias Sociales   Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Biografía y Autobiografía   Historical
History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9781608195732
ISBN 10:1608195732
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:448
Tamaño:9.25" l x 6.02" w x 1.33" h
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