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  • A Short History of Reconstructionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 12.99

    From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated AND abridged edition of the prizewinning classic on the post?Civil War period that shaped modern America In this updated edition of the abridged Reconstruction , Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil War period was viewed. Reconstruction chronicles... more...

  • When the War Was Overby Dan T. Carter

    LSU Press 1985; US$ 21.95

    In the months after Appomattox, the South was plunged into a chaos that surpassed even the disorder of the last hard months of the war itself. Peace brought, if anything, an increased level of violence to the region as local authorities of the former Confederacy were stripped of their power and the returning foot soldiers of the defeated army, hungry... more...

  • A Companion to the Reconstruction Presidents 1865-1881by Edward O. Frantz

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    “Edward Frantz has gathered a wide-ranging group of experts who thoroughly cover the lives and overlapping administrations of the three so-called "Reconstruction Presidents." Often dismissed or disdained, Johnson, Grant, and Hayes emerge from these lively and up-to-date essays not only as crucial figures deserving of serious scholarly scrutiny... more...

  • The Ordeal of the Reunionby Mark Wahlgren Summers

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction more...

  • Civil War Westsby Adam Arenson

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    This innovative study presents a new, integrated view of the Civil War and Reconstruction and the history of the western United States. Award-winning historians such as Steven Hahn, Martha Sandweiss, William Deverell, Virginia Scharff, and Stephen Kantrowitz offer original essays on lives, choices, and legacies in the American West, discussing the... more...

  • Dubious Victoryby Robert D. Sawrey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "To the victors belong the spoils" is a time-honored cliche. When in 1865 northern armies defeated the greatest challenge ever posed to the Union, issues of spoils and peace terms dominated public debate. But precisely what did the victorious North want from the Reconstruction process? Historians generally have shown far less interest in northern... more...

  • With Charity for Allby William C. Harris

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Harris maintains that Lincoln held a fundamentally conservative position on the process of reintegrating the South, one that permitted a large measure of self-reconstruction, and that he did not modify his position late in the war. He examines the reasoning and ideology behind Lincoln's policies, describes what happened when military and civil agents... more...

  • Reconstructionby Claudine Ferrell

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 57.00

    Few periods in American history have aroused as much debate as the years immediately after the Civil War, those commonly referred to simply as Reconstruction. The victorious North had to determine how to treat the vanquished South and how to make a nation whole once again. The divisive issues of freedom and civil rights became even more complex than... more...

  • Reconstructionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 19.99

    Newly Reissued with a New Introduction: From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated edition of the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America. Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" ( New Republic ) redefined... more...

  • Carpetbaggers, Cavalry, and the Ku Klux Klanby J. Michael Martinez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 23.99

    Prologue: "Jim Williams on His Big Muster" Chapter 1: "A Brotherhood of Property-Holders, the Peaceable, Law-Abiding Citizens of the State" Chapter 2: "The Foundations Must Be Broken Up and Relaid, or All Our Blood and Treasure Have Been Spent in Vain" Chapter 3: "The Whole Fabric of Reconstruction . . . Will Topple and Fall" Chapter 4: "It Was... more...