West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War

West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War

Heather Cox Richardson


the tale of Reconstruction isn't easily concerning the rebuilding of the South after the Civil warfare. as a substitute, the overdue 19th century outlined smooth the USA, as Southerners, Northerners, and Westerners progressively hammered out a countrywide identification that united 3 areas right into a nation that may develop into an international energy. eventually, the tale of Reconstruction is ready how a center classification shaped in the USA and the way its contributors outlined what the kingdom could stand for, either at domestic and overseas, for the subsequent century and beyond.
A sweeping historical past of the U.S. from the period of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, this enticing publication stretches the limits of our realizing of Reconstruction. Historian Heather Cox Richardson ties the North and West into the post–Civil warfare tale that sometimes focuses narrowly at the South, encompassing the numerous humans and occasions of this profoundly vital era.
By weaving jointly the studies of actual individuals—from a plantation mistress, a local American warrior, and a exertions organizer to Andrew Carnegie, Julia Ward Howe, Booker T. Washington, and Sitting Bull—who lived through the a long time following the Civil conflict and who left documents of their personal phrases, Richardson tells a narrative concerning the production of contemporary the US.

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