Reunion Without Compromise: The South and Reconstruction: 1865-1868

Reunion Without Compromise: The South and Reconstruction: 1865-1868

by Michael Perman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521097797

ISBN-13: 9780521097796

Pub. Date: 09/01/1973

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A study of the political leadership of the Southern States during the decisive three years immediately after the American Civil War. This was the crucial moment when the terms and shape of the post-war sectional settlement were being deliberated and determined and its outcome depended on the policy pursued by the Federal government towards the leaders of the

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Overview

A study of the political leadership of the Southern States during the decisive three years immediately after the American Civil War. This was the crucial moment when the terms and shape of the post-war sectional settlement were being deliberated and determined and its outcome depended on the policy pursued by the Federal government towards the leaders of the Confederacy as well as on the Southerners' response to whatever course was adopted. Consequently, the Southern politicians were at the centre of the whole problem of reunion. It is very surprising, therefore, that until this study there has been virtually no analysis by historians of the goals, strategies and priorities of the Confederates. Yet without this, the struggle over Southern readmission cannot properly be understood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521097796
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1973
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Conciliation and conflict: 1. Defiant optimism; Part II. Encouraging Southern loyalty, 1865: 2. The Provisional Governors; 3. Strategies for readmission; 4. Discretion decentralized; 5. Misrepresentation; Part III. Seeking Southern co-operation, 1866: 6. Anticipation; 7. The South courted; 8. 'Masterly inactivity'; Part IV. Determining Southern acquiescence 1867–1868: 9. Reconstruction enjoined - March to July 1867; 10. Reconstruction resisted - July to December 1867.

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