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 Civil War Confiscation Acts

    The Civil War Confiscation Acts (Paperback)

    Failing to Reconstruct the South John Syrett
    Price: $30.00
    This book is the first full account in more than 20 years of two significant, but relatively understudied, laws passed during the Civil War. The Confiscation Acts (1861–62) were designed to sanction slave holding states by authorizing the Federal Government to seize rebel properties...

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  2. Confederate Phoenix

    Confederate Phoenix (Paperback)

    Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina Edmund L. Drago
    Price: $30.00
    In this innovative book, Edmund L. Drago tells the first full story of white children and their families in the most militant Southern state, and the state where the Civil War erupted.

    Drawing on a rich array of sources, many of them formerly untapped, Drago shows how the War transformed...

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  3. The Great Task Remaining Before Us

    The Great Task Remaining Before Us (Hardcover)

    Reconstruction as America's Continuing Civil War Edited by Paul A. Cimbala, and Randall M. Miller
    Price: $85.00
    Through informative case studies, this illuminating book remaps considerations of the Civil War and Reconstruction era by charting the ways in which the needs, interests, and experiences of going to war, fighting it, and making sense of it informed and directed politics, public life, social...

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  4. The Great Task Remaining Before Us

    The Great Task Remaining Before Us (Paperback)

    Reconstruction as America's Continuing Civil War Edited by Paul A. Cimbala, and Randall M. Miller
    Price: $30.00
    Through informative case studies, this illuminating book remaps considerations of the Civil War and Reconstruction era by charting the ways in which the needs, interests, and experiences of going to war, fighting it, and making sense of it informed and directed politics, public life, social...

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  5. Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau

    Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau (Hardcover)

    Race, Gender, and Public Policy in the Age of Emancipation Mary Farmer-Kaiser
    Price: $90.00
    Established by congress in early 1865, the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands—more commonly known as “the Freedmen’s Bureau”—assumed the Herculean task of overseeing the transition from slavery to freedom in the post–Civil War South. Although it...

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