Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution
by Eric Foner
1988 (2003) – 736 pages
Wow – what a definitive book – more about Reconstruction and that era than I really thought I ever wanted to know. It’s good though – thorough – very good. The only downside is that it reads like a textbook but if that doesn’t bother you I’d say go for it!
I was always more interested in the other issues of the post-Civil War era – the Gilded Age, Westward expansion, the Women’s movement – but right in the middle of all of that was Reconstruction and the Revolution that wanted to be >>>>> MORE >>>>>