A Short History of Reconstruction by Eric Foner
By Eric Foner
An abridged model of Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, the definitive learn of the aftermath of the Civil warfare, winner of the Bancroft Prize, Avery O. Craven Prize, Los Angeles Times e-book Award, Francis Parkman Prize, and Lionel Trilling Prize.
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