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Forever Free : Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction

Forever Free : Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0375702747

Cover of Forever Free : Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction 05 (ISBN 978-0375702747)
ISBN13: 978-0375702747
ISBN10: 0375702741
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 2005
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Forever Free : Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0375702747

Eric Foner

ISBN13: 978-0375702747
ISBN10: 0375702741
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

From one of our most distinguished historians comes a groundbreaking new examination of the myths and realities of the period after the Civil War.

Drawing on a wide range of long-neglected documents, Eric Foner places a new emphasis on black experiences and roles during the era. We see African Americans as active agents in overthrowing slavery, in shaping Reconstruction, and creating a legacy long obscured and misunderstood. He compellingly refutes long-standing misconceptions of Reconstruction, and shows how the failures of the time sowed the seeds of the Civil Rights struggles of the 1950s and 60s. Richly illustrated and movingly written, this is an illuminating and essential addition to our understanding of this momentous era.

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