A Just and Lasting Peace: A Documentary History of Reconstruction

A Just and Lasting Peace: A Documentary History of Reconstruction

by John David Smith
     
 

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This anthology of primary documents traces Reconstruction in the aftermath of the Civil War, chronicling the way Americans—Northern, Southern, black, and white—responded to the changes unleashed by the surrender at Appomattox and the end of slavery.

Showcasing an impressive collection of original documents, including government publications,

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This anthology of primary documents traces Reconstruction in the aftermath of the Civil War, chronicling the way Americans—Northern, Southern, black, and white—responded to the changes unleashed by the surrender at Appomattox and the end of slavery.

Showcasing an impressive collection of original documents, including government publications, newspaper articles, speeches, pamphlets, and personal letters, this book captures the voices of a broad range of Americans, including Civil War veterans, former slaveholders, Northerners living in the South, and African-American men and women who lived through one of the most trying, complex, and misunderstood periods of American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101617465
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
640
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

John David Smith is the Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He has been a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies and received the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America. He currently serves as contributing editor for the Journal of American History and on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals. Among the books he has authored or edited are Black Voices from Reconstruction; Slavery, Race and American History; and Black Judas: William Hannibal Thomas and “The American Negro,” which won The Mayflower Society Award for Nonfiction. He has appeared on The History Channel, as an authority on the U.S. Colored Troops, and on Voice of America, as an authority on conservative racial thought during the Age of Jim Crow.

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