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West from Appomattox : the reconstruction of America after the Civil War

Author: Heather Cox Richardson
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A sweeping history of the United States from the era of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, this book stretches the boundaries of our understanding of Reconstruction.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Cox Richardson
ISBN: 9780300136302 0300136307
OCLC Number: 183257364
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
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Contents: Spring 1865: the view from the Civil War --
1865-1867: the future of free labor --
1868-1871: conflicting visions --
1872: a new middle ground --
1873-1880: years of unrest --
1881-1885: years of consolidation --
1886-1892: the struggle renewed --
1893-1897: the final contest --
1898-1901: reunion.
Responsibility: Heather Cox Richardson.

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The story of Reconstruction is about how a middle class formed in America and how its members defined what the nation would stand for, both at home and abroad. Presenting the history of the United  Read more...

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"'A substantial achievement... Richardson expertly redraws a map of post-Civil War America that only grows more complex a century-and-a-half later.' Elizabeth Young, Chicago Tribune 'The 50 years Read more...

 
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