A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition by Eric Foner audiobook

A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition: 1863–1877

By Eric Foner
Read by Paul Heitsch

Blackstone Publishing 9780062370860
12.55 Hours Unabridged
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In this updated edition of Reconstruction, Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil War period was viewed. Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans—black and white—responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. It addresses the quest of emancipated slaves’ searching for economic autonomy and equal citizenship, and describes the remodeling of Southern society; the evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations; and the emergence of a national state possessing vastly expanded authority and one committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans. This “masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history” (New Republic) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

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Summary

In this updated edition of Reconstruction, Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil War period was viewed.

Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans—black and white—responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. It addresses the quest of emancipated slaves’ searching for economic autonomy and equal citizenship, and describes the remodeling of Southern society; the evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations; and the emergence of a national state possessing vastly expanded authority and one committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans.

This “masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history” (New Republic) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Foner’s book brings to distinguished fruition one great cycle of Reconstruction historiography.” New York Review of Books
“This is history written on a grand scale, a masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history.” New Republic

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Reviews

by Ninjacorn-Unicorn, Tomayto-Tomato 11/29/2017
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Slave Masters

This is perhaps the best read audiobook I've ever listened to. And by far. When it was over, I never stopped for a minute to realize that the reader and the author were actually two different people. That is a hard trick to pull off my friend. And when that is the case, you absorb every last detail. I felt like I learned more about slavery, its aftermath and moving parts from this audiobook than I could have recalled from 30 plus years of bad history books, teachers, and internet sites. Well done, author Eric Foner and reader Paul Heitsch! Their mastery of the subject matter was astonishing.

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Author Bio: Eric Foner

Author Bio: Eric Foner

Eric Foner is an American historian and a faculty member of the department of history at Columbia University. He is the leading contemporary historian of the Reconstruction period. In 2011 his Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Bancroft Prize, and the Lincoln Prize. His Reconstruction, considered the definitive work on the period, won many prizes for history writing. Foner’s Gateway to Freedom was a New York Times bestseller in 2015.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English