By Heather Cox Richardson
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2007
The tale of Reconstruction isn't really easily in regards to the rebuilding of the South after the Civil warfare. in its place, the past due 19th century outlined glossy the USA, as Southerners, Northerners, and Westerners steadily hammered out a countrywide id that united 3 areas right into a state which can develop into an international energy. finally, the tale of Reconstruction is ready how a center classification shaped in the US and the way its participants outlined what the state might stand for, either at domestic and in a foreign country, for the subsequent century and beyond.
A sweeping background of the us from the period of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, this attractive booklet stretches the bounds of our figuring out of Reconstruction. Historian Heather Cox Richardson ties the North and West into the post–Civil conflict tale that typically focuses narrowly at the South, encompassing the numerous humans and occasions of this profoundly vital era.
By weaving jointly the stories of actual individuals—from a plantation mistress, a local American warrior, and a hard work organizer to Andrew Carnegie, Julia Ward Howe, Booker T. Washington, and Sitting Bull—who lived throughout the many years following the Civil battle and who left files of their personal phrases, Richardson tells a narrative concerning the construction of contemporary America.