West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America After the Civil War

West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America After the Civil War

Heather Cox Richardson


Publish yr note: First released in 2007
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The tale of Reconstruction isn't really easily concerning the rebuilding of the South after the Civil battle. as a substitute, the past due 19th century outlined sleek the United States, as Southerners, Northerners, and Westerners steadily hammered out a countrywide id that united 3 areas right into a state which could develop into a global energy. finally, the tale of Reconstruction is set how a center type shaped in the USA and the way its individuals outlined what the state may stand for, either at domestic and in a foreign country, for the following century and beyond.

A sweeping background of the U.S. from the period of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, this attractive publication stretches the bounds of our figuring out of Reconstruction. Historian Heather Cox Richardson ties the North and West into the post–Civil conflict tale that sometimes focuses narrowly at the South, encompassing the numerous humans and occasions of this profoundly very important era.

By weaving jointly the stories of genuine individuals—from a plantation mistress, a local American warrior, and a hard work organizer to Andrew Carnegie, Julia Ward Howe, Booker T. Washington, and Sitting Bull—who lived through the a long time following the Civil warfare and who left documents of their personal phrases, Richardson tells a narrative in regards to the construction of recent America.

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