The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction
Publication Date: November 14, 2006
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From one of our most distinguished historians comes a groundbreaking new examination of the myths and realities of the period after the Civil War.
Drawing on a wide range of long-neglected documents, Eric Foner places a new emphasis on black experiences and roles during the era. We see African Americans as active agents in overthrowing slavery, in shaping Reconstruction, and creating a legacy long obscured and misunderstood. He compellingly refutes long-standing misconceptions of Reconstruction, and shows how the failures of the time sowed the seeds of the Civil Rights struggles of the 1950s and 60s. Richly illustrated and movingly written, this is an illuminating and essential addition to our understanding of this momentous era.
Joshua Brown is Executive Director of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is coauthor of the interactive CD-ROMs "Who Built America? From the Great War of 1914 to the Dawn of the Atomic Age "(2000) and "Who Built America? From the Centennial Celebration of 1876 to the Great War of 1914 "(1993), and visual editor of the groundbreaking "Who Built America? "textbook (1990, 2000), in addition to his many other documentaries, digital programs, essays, illustrations, and cartoons.