Era of Reconstruction, 1865-1877: A Revisionist View of One of the Most Controversial Periods

Era of Reconstruction, 1865-1877: A Revisionist View of One of the Most Controversial Periods

by Kenneth M. Stampp

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Era of Reconstruction, 1865-1877: A Revisionist View of One of the Most Controversial Periods by Kenneth M. Stampp

Stampp's classic work offers a revisionist explanation for the radical failure to achieve equality for blacks, and of the effect that Conservative rule had on the subsequent development of the South. Refuting former schools of thought, Stampp challenges the notions that slavery was somehow just a benign aspect of Southern culture, and how the failures during the reconstruction period created a ripple effect that is still seen today.  
 
Praise for The Era of Reconstruction:

“ . . . This “brief political history of reconstruction” by a well-known Civil War authority is a thoughtful and detailed study of the reconstruction era and the distorted legends still clinging to it.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“It is to be hoped that this work reaches a large audience, especially among people of influence, and will thus help to dispel some of the myths about Reconstructions that hamper efforts in the civil rights field to this day.”—Albert Castel, Western Michigan University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394703886
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1967
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 4.32(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Kenneth M. Stampp was an acclaimed scholar, teacher, and historian of the Civil War period. He is best known for The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Antebellum South and The Era of Reconstruction, 1865–1877, two books that staunchly challenged previous historians' romanticized depictions of slave-owner relationships and the state of the South during the Reconstruction. These works helped revolutionize the study of the period and remain staples of university classrooms. Stampp, who was the Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Berkeley, died in 2009.

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