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The ordeal of the reunion : a new history of Reconstruction

Author: Mark W Summers
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : The University of North Carolina Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: Littlefield history of the Civil War era.
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For the past several decades, scholarship on the Reconstruction era has placed the struggles of the recently enslaved for a meaningful freedom at the centre of discussions about the period's policies, successes, and failures. But this book synthesises and reorients the existing scholarship to focus on the loyal citizenry that imposed Reconstruction and the defeated Confederates who had to come to terms with it.
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History
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Summers, Mark W. (Mark Wahlgren), 1951-
Ordeal of the reunion : a new history of reconstruction.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : The University of North Carolina Press, ©2014
x, 517 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark W Summers
ISBN: 9781469617596 1469617595 9781469617589 1469617587 1469617579 9781469617572
OCLC Number: 893679794
Description: 1 online resource (528 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
The great unfinished task remaining before us --
When this cruel peace is over --
Restoration, 1865-1866 --
Reconstruction at last, 1865-1867 --
Bottom rail on top, 1867 --
The critical year : 1868 --
Two failed peace policies --
Conquered provinces --
Passage to India : unmanifested destiny --
On every putrid spot --
Georgia on their mind, 1870-1871 --
Corruption is the fashion --
Clasping hands over the bloody chasm --
Dead Sea fruits, 1872-1874 --
Redeemer nation --
Last full measure of defection.
Series Title: Littlefield history of the Civil War era.
Responsibility: Mark Wahlgren Summers.

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For the past several decades, scholarship on the Reconstruction era has placed the struggles of the recently enslaved for a meaningful freedom at the centre of discussions about the period's policies, successes, and failures. But this book synthesises and reorients the existing scholarship to focus on the loyal citizenry that imposed Reconstruction and the defeated Confederates who had to come to terms with it.

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A superb spinner of tales. . . . An important book, full of details and insights, and it deserves serious attention.--"Journal of Southern History"

 
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