Reconstructing America

Edited by Andrew L. Slap, East Tennessee State University

 

The Reconstructing America series explores the many different ways the United States reconstructed itself as a nation and society after the Civil War. The series provides new perspectives on the traditional understanding of Reconstruction as a contemporary event from 1865 to 1877, such as the political, military, and constitutional issues in the immediate postwar years. The series also explores the new scholarly understanding of Reconstruction as a larger historical process, expanding the geographical, chronological, and historical scope of the period beyond the South and into the late nineteenth century. Such works deal with the broad social, cultural, gender, racial, intellectual, economic, environmental, military, international, and religious aspects of a country and people trying to reconstruct themselves. Bringing together innovative examinations of Reconstruction as a contemporary event with broad studies elaborating upon the process of Reconstruction is central to this series.


  1. The Retreats of Reconstruction

    The Retreats of Reconstruction (Paperback)

    Race, Leisure, and the Politics of Segregation at the New Jersey Shore, 1865 David E. Goldberg
    Price: $28.00
    Beginning in the 1880s, the economic realities and class dynamics of popular northern resort towns unsettled prevailing assumptions about political economy and threatened segregationist practices. Exploiting early class divisions, black working-class activists staged a series of successful...

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  2. The Retreats of Reconstruction

    The Retreats of Reconstruction (Hardcover)

    Race, Leisure, and the Politics of Segregation at the New Jersey Shore, 1865 David E. Goldberg
    Price: $110.00
    Beginning in the 1880s, the economic realities and class dynamics of popular northern resort towns unsettled prevailing assumptions about political economy and threatened segregationist practices. Exploiting early class divisions, black working-class activists staged a series of successful...

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  3. Too Great a Burden to Bear

    Too Great a Burden to Bear (Hardcover)

    The Struggle and Failure of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas Christopher B. Bean
    Price: $140.00
    In its brief seven-year existence, the Freedmen’s Bureau became the epicenter of the debate about Reconstruction. Historians have only recently begun to focus on the Bureau’s personnel in Texas, the individual agents termed the “hearts of Reconstruction.” Specifically...

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  4. Too Great a Burden to Bear

    Too Great a Burden to Bear (Paperback)

    The Struggle and Failure of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas Christopher B. Bean
    Price: $40.00
    In its brief seven-year existence, the Freedmen’s Bureau became the epicenter of the debate about Reconstruction. Historians have only recently begun to focus on the Bureau’s personnel in Texas, the individual agents termed the “hearts of Reconstruction.” Specifically...

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  5. Educational Reconstruction

    Educational Reconstruction (Paperback)

    African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865-1890 Hilary Green
    Price: $35.00
    Tracing the first two decades of state-funded African American schools, Educational Reconstruction addresses the ways in which black Richmonders, black Mobilians, and their white allies created, developed, and sustained a system of...

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