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Reconstruction after the Civil War 3ed

by John Hope Franklin University of Chicago Press
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Reconstruction after the Civil War explores 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 and Atilde;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 of Reconstruction after the Civil War also includes a foreword by Eric Foner and a perceptive essay by Michael W. Fitzgerald.


Foreword to the Third Edition by Eric Foner

1. The Aftermath of War
2. Presidential Peacemaking
3. Reconstruction: Confederate Style
4. Confederate Reconstruction Under Fire
5. Challenge by Congress
6. The South’s New Leaders
7. Constitution-making in the Radical South
8. Reconstruction—Black and White
9. Counter Reconstruction
10. Economic and Social Reconstruction
11. The Era Begins to End
12. The Aftermath of “Redemption”

Important Dates
Suggested Readings
John Hope Franklin and His Reconstruction
by Michael W. Fitzgerald

John Hope Franklin (1915 and ndash;2009) was the James B. Duke Professor of History Emeritus at Duke University. He is the author of many books, including Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin and Racial Inequality in America.