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Author Franklin, John Hope, 1915-2009.

Title Reconstruction after the Civil War / John Hope Franklin.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.8 FRAN    DUE 22-10-19
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description xiii, 265 pages ; 22 cm.
Series The Chicago history of American civilization.
Chicago history of American civilization.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-234) and index.
Contents 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"
Summary Ever since its original publication in 1961, "Reconstruction after the Civil War" has been praised for cutting through the controversial scholarship and popular myths of the time to provide an accurate account of the role of former slaves during this period in American history. In this edition Franklin has updated his work to acknowledge the enormous body of research and scholarship that followed in the wake of the first edition. New are Franklin's references to important, later texts that enrich the original narrative. In addition, the extensive bibliography has been thoroughly revised. What has not changed, however, is the foundation Franklin has laid. Still compelling are his arguments concerning the brevity of the North's military occupation of the South, the limited amount of power wielded by former slaves, the influence of moderate southerners, the flaws of the constitutions drawn up by the Radical state governments, and the reasons for the downfall of Reconstruction.
Subject Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
ISBN 0226260771 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226260798 (ppk.)