Item #5251 The Civil War and Reconstruction Era 1861-1877. Kenneth L. Kusmer, edited.

The Civil War and Reconstruction Era 1861-1877

New York: Garland Publishing, 1991.

Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #5251
ISBN: 0815304277

Library stamps/marks/labels/slip, otherwise light wear. Solid copy.; "For black Americans, however, the war ushered in a period of hopefulness and vastly increased expectations. The abolition of slavery in 1865 and the passage of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments in 1868 and 1870, guaranteeing the former slaves equality before the law and (for men, at least) the right to vote, seemed to herald the dawn of a new era. Reconstruction, however, was destined to be (in Eric Foner's apt phrase) an "unfinished revolution." ... With one exception, the selections in this volume deal exclusively with racial conditions in southern cities. They include a wide variety of case studies illustrating the social, economic, and cultural impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on the lives of urban blacks." - Vol 3 Introduction. ; Black Communities and Urban Development in America, 1720-1990; Ex-Library; Vol. 3; 431 pages.

Price: $39.95

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