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. 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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  2. Educational Reconstruction

    Educational Reconstruction (Hardcover)

    African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865 Hilary Green
    Price: $125.00
    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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  3. Educational Reconstruction

    Educational Reconstruction (Paperback)

    African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865 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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  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. New Men

    New Men (Hardcover)

    Reconstructing the Image of the Veteran in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture John A. Casey, Jr.
    Price: $55.00
    Scholars of the Civil War era have commonly assumed that veterans of the Union and Confederate armies effortlessly melted back into society and that they adjusted to the demands of peacetime with little or no difficulty. Yet the path these soldiers followed on the road to reintegration was far...

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