Reconstruction Updated Edition

Reconstruction Updated Edition
Author: Eric Foner
Publsiher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN: 9780062354518
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconstruction Updated Edition Book Excerpt:

With a New Introduction From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York Times Book Review), a newly updated edition of the prizewinning classic work on the post-Civil War period that shaped modern America Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) redefined 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 committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans. This "smart book of enormous strengths" (Boston Globe) remains the standard work on the wrenching post–Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

Reconstruction Updated Edition

Reconstruction Updated Edition
Author: Eric Foner
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN: 006238323X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconstruction Updated Edition Book Excerpt:

From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York Times Book Review), the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period that shaped modern America. Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) redefined 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 ways in which the emancipated slaves' quest for economic autonomy and equal citizenship shaped the political agenda of Reconstruction; the remodeling of Southern society and the place of planters, merchants, and small farmers within it; the evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations; and the emergence of a national state possessing vastly expanded authority and committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans. This "smart book of enormous strengths" (Boston Globe) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

Reconstruction

Reconstruction
Author: Eric Foner
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 742
Release: 2002-02-05
ISBN: 9780060937164
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconstruction Book Excerpt:

This "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) made history when it was originally published in 1988. It redefined how Reconstruction was viewed by historians and people everywhere in its chronicling of how Americans -- black and white -- responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. This "smart book of enormous strengths" (Boston Globe) has since gone on to become the classic work on the wrenching post-Civil War period -- an era whose legacy reverberates still today in the United States.

A Short History of Reconstruction Updated Edition

A Short History of Reconstruction  Updated Edition
Author: Eric Foner
Publsiher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN: 9780062370860
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Reconstruction Updated Edition Book Excerpt:

From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York Times Book Review), a newly updated AND abridged edition of the prizewinning classic on the post–Civil War period that shaped modern America In this updated edition of the abridged 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 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.

An Analysis of Eric Foner s Reconstruction

An Analysis of Eric Foner s Reconstruction
Author: Jason Xidias
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351350951
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Analysis of Eric Foner s Reconstruction Book Excerpt:

‘Reconstruction’ is the name given to the period that, beginning shortly before the end of the American Civil War and running until 1877, saw the frustration of federal government's attempts to integrate the newly freed slaves into the American political and economic system. It ended in frustration, disillusionment and also violence, with individual southern states denying rights to freed slaves, preventing them from voting, and largely forcing them back into roles that exploited their labor and prevented them from gaining access to education. For much of the 20th century, the predominant view of the Reconstruction period was that of the Dunning School, which argued that former slaves were unprepared for the responsibilities of voting and holding office, and that it was their incapability of handling such responsibilities – and not the racist actions of whites – that was largely responsible for the failures of the Reconstruction period. Eric Foner's great work reverses those judgements. Foner adopts a problem-solving approach, asking productive questions of state archives and generating and assessing alternative possibilities to assess the views of the Dunning School in a much wider context. His verdict – that slaves and freedmen were often key figures who shaped the eventual emergence of a more progressive American democracy – is backed up by persuasive reasoning which explains how these results came about and shows how the white establishment, led by President Andrew Johnson, was primarily responsible for the disasters of the Reconstruction era.

Reconstruction

Reconstruction
Author: Jason Xidias
Publsiher: Macat Library
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 9781912128228
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconstruction Book Excerpt:

'Reconstruction' is the name given to the period that, beginning shortly before the end of the American Civil War and running until 1877, saw the frustration of federal government's attempts to integrate the newly freed slaves into the American political and economic system. It ended in frustration, disillusionment and also violence, with individual southern states denying rights to freed slaves, preventing them from voting, and largely forcing them back into roles that exploited their labor and prevented them from gaining access to education. For much of the 20th century, the predominant view of the Reconstruction period was that of the Dunning School, which argued that former slaves were unprepared for the responsibilities of voting and holding office, and that it was their incapability of handling such responsibilities - and not the racist actions of whites - that was largely responsible for the failures of the Reconstruction period. Eric Foner's great work reverses those judgements. Foner adopts a problem-solving approach, asking productive questions of state archives and generating and assessing alternative possibilities to assess the views of the Dunning School in a much wider context. His verdict - that slaves and freedmen were often key figures who shaped the eventual emergence of a more progressive American democracy - is backed up by persuasive reasoning which explains how these results came about and shows how the white establishment, led by President Andrew Johnson, was primarily responsible for the disasters of the Reconstruction era.

A Short History of Reconstruction 1863 1877

A Short History of Reconstruction  1863 1877
Author: Eric Foner
Publsiher: HarperCollins Publishers
Total Pages: 348
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: African Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Reconstruction 1863 1877 Book Excerpt:

An abridged version of the multiple award-winning Reconstruction: America's unfinished revolution (1988). Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

A Short History of Reconstruction Updated Edition

A Short History of Reconstruction  Updated Edition
Author: Eric Foner
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN: 0062384074
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Reconstruction Updated Edition Book Excerpt:

From the “preeminent historian of Reconstruction” (New York Times Book Review), an updated abridged edition of Reconstruction, the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America. 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.

Race in America How a Pseudoscientific Concept Shaped Human Interaction 2 volumes

Race in America  How a Pseudoscientific Concept Shaped Human Interaction  2 volumes
Author: Patricia Reid-Merritt
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 521
Release: 2017-01-23
ISBN: 1440849935
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race in America How a Pseudoscientific Concept Shaped Human Interaction 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

Focusing on the socially explosive concept of race and how it has affected human interactions, this work examines the social and scientific definitions of race, the implementation of racialized policies and practices, the historical and contemporary manifestations of the use of race in shaping social interactions within U.S. society and elsewhere, and where our notions of race will likely lead. • Addresses a poignant topic that is always controversial, relevant, and addressed in mainstream and social media • Examines the various socio-historical factors that contribute to our understanding of race as a concept, enabling readers to appreciate how "definitions" of race are complex, confusing, contradictory, controversial, and imprecise • Inspects contemporary manifestations of race in the United States with regard to specific contexts, such as the quest for U.S. citizenship, welfare services, the legislative process, capitalism, and the perpetuation of racial stereotypes in the media

The Organ Thieves

The Organ Thieves
Author: Chip Jones
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-08-20
ISBN: 1529400600
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Organ Thieves Book Excerpt:

'A horrific story superbly told' - Irish Times The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks meets Get Out in this landmark investigation of entrenched racism at the core of the heart transplant race. In 1968, Bruce Tucker, a Black man, went into Virginia's top research hospital with a head injury, only to have his heart stolen out of his body and put into the chest of a white businessman. Now, in The Organ Thieves, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Chip Jones exposes the horrifying racism surrounding Tucker's death and how he was used as a human guinea pig without his family's permission or knowledge. The circumstances surrounding his death reflect the long legacy of medical mistreatment of Black Americans that began more than a century before with cadaver harvesting and worse. It culminated in efforts to win the heart transplant race in the late 1960s. Featuring years of research and fresh reporting, The Organ Thieves is a story that resonates now more than ever, when issues of race and healthcare are the stuff of headlines and horror stories.

Race Expansion War

Race  Expansion   War
Author: Martin Kersten
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 7
Release: 2011-01-17
ISBN: 3640801970
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Expansion War Book Excerpt:

Essay from the year 2011 in the subject History - America, grade: 1,3, York University, course: Race, Expansion and War, language: English, abstract: With the formal end of slavery a new phase of the American history began – the so called era of Reconstruction. This period led to radical changes for the black community. In this essay I will try to outline that Reconstruction in the end did neither ‘reconstructed’ nor ‘constructed’ a better life, respectively democracy and freedom, for black Americans in the South. In order to do so I will work with examples from the Caribbean Islands like Haiti and Jamaica, where slavery was abolished only some years before, to give a better understanding of the situation in the United States.

African Americans and the Mississippi River

African Americans and the Mississippi River
Author: Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2022-09-30
ISBN: 1317206851
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Americans and the Mississippi River Book Excerpt:

This book follows the historical trajectory of African Americans and their relationship with the Mississippi River dating back to the 1700s and ending with Hurricane Katrina and the still-contested Delta landscape. Long touted in literary and historical works, the Mississippi River remains an iconic presence in the American landscape. Whether referred to as "Old Man River" or the "Big Muddy," the Mississippi River represents imageries ranging from the pastoral and Acadian to turbulent and unpredictable. However, these imageries—revealed through the cultural production of artists, writers, poets, musicians, and even filmmakers—did not reflect the experiences of everyone living and working along the river. Missing is a broader discourse of the African American community and the Mississippi River. Through the experiences of African Americans with the Mississippi River, which included narratives of labor (free and enslaved), refuge, floods, and migration, a different history of the river and its environs emerges. The book brings multiple perspectives together to explore this rich history of the Mississippi River through the intersection of race and class with the environment. The text will be of great interest to students and researchers in environmental humanities, including environmental justice studies, ethnic studies, and US and African American history.

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court Second Edition

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court  Second Edition
Author: David Schultz
Publsiher: Infobase Holdings, Inc
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2021-09-01
ISBN: 1438141807
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Praise for the previous edition: "...concise, well-written entries...Schultz's accessible work will be of use to both undergraduates and the general public; recommended for all academic and public libraries."—Library Journal "...achieves the goal of presenting a serious overview of the Supreme Court."—Booklist "At its reasonable price this title should be found in every American library, public as well as academic. It should also be purchased by every high school library, no matter how small the school body may be."—American Reference Books Annual From the structure of the Supreme Court to its proceedings, this comprehensive encyclopedia presents the cornerstone of the American justice system. Featuring more than 600 A-to-Z entries—written by leading academics and lawyers—Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court, Second Edition offers a thorough review of critical cases, issues, biographies, and topics important to understanding the Supreme Court. Entries include: Abortion Capital punishment Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Double jeopardy employment discrimination Federalism Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Obergefell v. Hodges police use of force public health and the U.S. Constitution Thurgood Marshall Title IX and schools United States v. Nixon Earl Warren Wiretapping

Whitman in Washington

Whitman in Washington
Author: Kenneth M. Price
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN: 0192577662
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whitman in Washington Book Excerpt:

During Walt Whitman's decade in Washington, DC, 1863-1873, he labored intensely, at times seeming to have three lives at once. He wrote the most distinguished journalism of his career; came into his own as a writer of letters; crafted memorable Civil War poetry, Drum-Taps and Sequel to Drum-Taps and later folded it into heavily revised and expanded versions of Leaves of Grass; and produced his searching but also flawed critique of American culture, Democratic Vistas. Whitman's work through the first three editions of Leaves often receives the highest praise, yet his writing in the Washington years is exceptional, too, by any reckoning—and is all the more remarkable given that he also cared for thousands of wounded and sick soldiers in Washington hospitals, serving as an attentive visitor. In addition, he served as a government clerk in various positions, most notably in the attorney general's office when much was accomplished on the road toward a multi-racial democracy including efforts to suppress the Ku Klux Klan, and much was also missed (both by the attorney general's office and by Whitman) in the efforts to advance a more just and vibrant union. This book analyses Whitman's integrated life, writings, and government work in his urban context to re-evaluate the writer and the nation's capital in a time of transformation. Drawing on an expanded Whitman corpus, including nearly 3,000 Whitman documents the author recently identified in the National Archives, Whitman in Washington demonstrates that the power of Whitman's Civil War and Reconstruction writing emerges, more fully than we could ever before have imagined, from his intimate knowledge of the capital city, its bureaucracies, and its tumultuous post-war history.

Reconciliation after War

Reconciliation after War
Author: Rachel Kerr,Henry Redwood,James Gow
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2021-01-06
ISBN: 1000331245
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconciliation after War Book Excerpt:

This edited volume examines a range of historical and contemporary episodes of reconciliation and anti-reconciliation in the aftermath of war. Reconciliation is a concept that resists easy definition. At the same time, it is almost invariably invoked as a goal of post-conflict reconstruction, peacebuilding and transitional justice. This book examines the considerable ambiguity and controversy surrounding the term and, crucially, asks what has reconciliation entailed historically? What can we learn from past episodes of reconciliation and anti-reconciliation? Taken together, the chapters in this volume adopt an interdisciplinary approach, focused on the question of how reconciliation has been enacted, performed and understood in particular historical episodes, and how that might contribute to our understanding of the concept and its practice. Rather than seek a universal definition, the book focuses on what makes each case of reconciliation unique, and highlights the specificity of reconciliation in individual contexts. This book will be of much interest to students of transitional justice, conflict resolution, human rights, history and International Relations.

Marketer in Chief

Marketer in Chief
Author: Jason Voiovich
Publsiher: Jaywalker Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2021-07-04
ISBN: 1737001306
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marketer in Chief Book Excerpt:

A fresh perspective on presidential history. Why was the Spanish Peso more valuable than the U.S. Dollar? How did a public relations fiasco derail Cuban statehood? Would we remember Herbert Hoover as the Jeff Bezos of his time had he been elected eight years earlier? If these don’t sound like questions you heard in history class, you’re right. They’re not. These are the questions you ask when you look at presidential history through the eyes of an advertising executive. Except Jason Voiovich isn’t your typical “Mad Man.” His penchant for asking weird questions has earned him a reputation as one of marketing’s most original thinkers. Now, he’s turned his unconventional eye on the conventional wisdom of presidential history. He retells the story of America through the eyes of its most influential salesperson – its president. America’s Marketer in Chief. Jason reconsiders the president’s role in American life – in fact, the entire idea of America as a nation – from a tantalizing and fresh perspective. He recasts the president as a brand manager of the American idea, much as Henry Ford shaped the development of the automobile, or as Steve Jobs introduced the world to the smartphone. No less than the Model T and the iPhone, America itself is an innovation in government and culture. Jason takes us on a wild ride through the lifecycle of America – from its first introduction, through its rapid growth, and finally, into its disruption and renewal. He reimagines Thomas Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase as a family board game. He solves the riddle of how Calvin Coolidge forged the link between religion and politics. And he shows us why Barack Obama’s presidency marked the end of the era of (human) soldiers. Born from the wildly popular weekly blog in 2020, Marketer in Chief repackages presidential history in a way that’s more natural for American consumers – the average person might take a history course in high school or college, but they make a purchase every single day. It’s irreverent, occasionally foul mouthed, and surprisingly insightful. Who knows? Once Americans know how they’re being sold, they might demand a better product.

Routledge International Handbook of Working Class Studies

Routledge International Handbook of Working Class Studies
Author: Michele Fazio,Christie Launius,Tim Strangleman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2020-12-31
ISBN: 1351780271
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge International Handbook of Working Class Studies Book Excerpt:

The Routledge International Handbook of Working-Class Studies is a timely volume that provides an overview of this interdisciplinary field that emerged in the 1990s in the context of deindustrialization, the rise of the service economy, and economic and cultural globalization. The Handbook brings together scholars, teachers, activists, and organizers from across three continents to focus on the study of working-class peoples, cultures, and politics in all their complexity and diversity. The Handbook maps the current state of the field and presents a visionary agenda for future research by mingling the voices and perspectives of founding and emerging scholars. In addition to a framing Introduction and Conclusion written by the co-editors, the volume is divided into six sections: Methods and principles of research in working-class studies; Class and education; Work and community; Working-class cultures; Representations; and Activism and collective action. Each of the six sections opens with an overview that synthesizes research in the area and briefly summarizes each of the chapters in the section. Throughout the volume, contributors from various disciplines explore the ways in which experiences and understandings of class have shifted rapidly as a result of economic and cultural globalization, social and political changes, and global financial crises of the past two decades. Written in a clear and accessible style, the Handbook is a comprehensive interdisciplinary anthology for this young but maturing field, foregrounding transnational and intersectional perspectives on working-class people and issues and focusing on teaching and activism in addition to scholarly research. It is a valuable resource for activists, as well as working-class studies researchers and teachers across the social sciences, arts, and humanities, and it can also be used as a textbook for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses.

Citizenship on Catfish Row

Citizenship on Catfish Row
Author: Geoffrey Galt Harpham
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2022-06-27
ISBN: 1643363298
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizenship on Catfish Row Book Excerpt:

A radical reinterpretation of three controversial works that illuminate racism and national identity in the United States Citizenship on Catfish Row focuses on three seminal works in the history of American culture: the first full-length narrative film, D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation; the first integrated musical, Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern's Showboat; and the first great American opera, George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Each of these works sought to make a statement about American identity in the form of a narrative, and each included in that narrative a prominent role for Black people. Each work included jarring or discordant elements that pointed to a deeper tension between the kind of stories Americans wish to tell about themselves and the historical and social reality of race. Although all three have been widely criticized, their efforts to connect the concepts of nation and race are not only instructive about the history of the American imagination but also provide unexpected resources for contemporary reflection.

The American Dream and Dreams Deferred

The American Dream and Dreams Deferred
Author: Carlton D. Floyd,Thomas Ehrlich Reifer
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1793634122
Category: American Dream in literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Dream and Dreams Deferred Book Excerpt:

This book examines how rival interpretations of the American Dream poignantly express conflicts over its very meaning, revealing the dialectical tension therein, and awakening us to the distance between the Dream and our reality, in the light of its continued deferment and its price.

The Long Reconstruction

The Long Reconstruction
Author: Frank J. Wetta,Martin A. Novelli
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2013-09-11
ISBN: 1136331867
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Reconstruction Book Excerpt:

A century and a half after the Civil War, Americans are still dealing with the legacies of the conflict and Reconstruction, including the many myths and legends spawned by these events. The Long Reconstruction: The Post-Civil War South in History, Film, and Memory brings together history and popular culture to explore how the events of this era have been remembered. Looking at popular cinema across the last hundred years, The Long Reconstruction uncovers central themes in the history of Reconstruction, including violence and terrorism; the experiences of African Americans and those of women and children; the Lost Cause ideology; and the economic reconstruction of the American South. Analyzing influential films such as The Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind, as well as more recent efforts such as Cold Mountain and Lincoln, the authors show how the myths surrounding Reconstruction have impacted American culture. This engaging book is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of Reconstruction, historical memory, and popular culture.