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The Resource Interpreting American history: : Reconstruction

Interpreting American history: : Reconstruction

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Interpreting American history: : Reconstruction
Title
Interpreting American history:
Title remainder
Reconstruction
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eng
Summary
Writing in 1935 in his brilliant and brooding Black Reconstruction, W. E. B. Du Bois lamented America's post-Civil War era as a missed opportunity to reconstruct the war-torn nation in deed as well as in word. 'If the Reconstruction of the Southern states, from slavery to free labor, and from aristocracy to industrial democracy, had been conceived as a major national program of America, whose accomplishment at any price was well worth the effort,' wrote Du Bois, 'we should be living today in a different world.' Interpreting American History: Reconstruction provides a primer on the often-contentious historical literature on Reconstruction, the period in American history from 1865 to 1877. As Du Bois noted, this critical period in U.S. history held much promise for African Americans transitioning from slavery to freedom and in redefining American nationality for all citizens. In topically arranged historiographical essays, eight historians focus on the changing interpretations of Reconstruction from the so-called Dunning School of the early twentieth century to the 'revisionists' of the World War II era, the 'postrevisionists' of the Vietnam era, and the most current 'post-postrevisionists' writing on Reconstruction today. The essays treat the two main chronological periods of Reconstruction history, Presidential and Radical Reconstruction, and provide coverage of emancipation and race, national politics, intellectual life and historical memory, gender and labor, and Reconstruction's transnational history. Interpreting American History: Reconstruction is an essential guidebook for students and scholars traversing the formidable terrain of Reconstruction historiography
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Midwest
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Interpreting American history series
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adult
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Interpreting American history: : Reconstruction
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11693726
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781631012303
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11693726
Specific material designation
remote
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11693726
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Interpreting American history: : Reconstruction
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11693726
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781631012303
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11693726
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11693726
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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