Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction

Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction

Eric Foner


From one in all our such a lot extraordinary historians comes a groundbreaking new exam of the myths and realities of the interval after the Civil War.

Drawing on quite a lot of long-neglected records, Eric Foner locations a brand new emphasis on black reports and roles throughout the period. We see African americans as energetic brokers in overthrowing slavery, in shaping Reconstruction, and making a legacy lengthy obscured and misunderstood. He compellingly refutes long-standing misconceptions of Reconstruction, and indicates how the mess ups of the time sowed the seeds of the Civil Rights struggles of the Nineteen Fifties and 60s. Richly illustrated and movingly written, this can be an illuminating and crucial addition to our realizing of this momentous period.

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