Reconstructing America

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  1. Remaking North American Sovereignty
    This book explores the tumultuous history of North American state-making in the middle decades of the nineteenth century from a continental perspective. Today’s political map of North America took its basic shape in the continental... Learn More
    Published: 7th April 2020
    Hardback | £96.00
  2. Reconstruction in a Globalizing World
    As one of the most complexly divisive periods in American history, Reconstruction has been the subject of a rich scholarship. Historians have studied the period’s racial views, political maneuverings, divisions between labor... Learn More
    Published: 2nd January 2018
    Hardback | £87.00
    Paperback | £23.99
    EPUB | £28.00
    PDF | £28.00
  3. The Retreats of Reconstruction
    This book examines how de facto segregation unfolded and operated at the New Jersey shore after the Civil War. Weaving together histories of race, leisure, and consumption, it argues that the politics of mass consumption contained... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2016
    Hardback | £91.00
    Paperback | £21.99
    PDF | £26.00
    EPUB | £26.00
  4. Too Great a Burden to Bear
    This work focuses on Bureau agents at a more personal level. The answers illuminate who officials believed qualified–or not–to oversee the freedpeople’s transition to freedom. Officials in Texas desired those able to meet... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2016
    Hardback | £116.00
    Paperback | £33.00
    EPUB | £37.00
    PDF | £37.00
  5. Educational Reconstruction
    Book explores the post-Civil War creation of African American public schools in Richmond, Virginia and Mobile, Alabama. Urban African Americans and their partners redefined American citizenship, created essential educational... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2016
    Hardback | £103.00
    Paperback | £27.99
    PDF | £32.00
    EPUB | £32.00
  6. New Men
    New Men uncovers the narrative of veteran reentry into civilian life and exposes a growing gap between how former soldiers of the Civil War saw themselves and the representations of them created by late nineteenth-century American... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2015
    Hardback | £45.00
    PDF | £51.00
    EPUB | £51.00
  7. The Great Task Remaining Before Us
    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... Learn More
    Published: 8th July 2010
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  8. Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau
    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... Learn More
    Published: 29th May 2010
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  9. Confederate Phoenix
    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... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2008
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  10. The Doom of Reconstruction
    In the Election of 1872 the conflict between President U. S. Grant and Horace Greeley has been typically understood as a battle for the soul of the ruling Republican Party. In this innovative study, Andrew Slap arguesforcefully... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2007
    Hardback | £70.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  11. Preserving the Constitution
    “Americans’ ideas about constitutional liberty played a crucial role in the history of Reconstruction. They provided the basis for the Republican program of equal rights; ironically, they also set the limits to that program... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2006
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £33.00
  12. The Civil War Confiscation Acts
    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... Learn More
    Published: 15th April 2005
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  13. Freedom's First Generation
    In this age of affirmative action and increasing complexity in black-white relations, this pioneering study of Hampton, Virginia, tells the story of what race relations in postbellum America “might have been.” Here, if only... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2004
    Paperback | £23.99
  14. The Politics of Judicial Interpretation
    This landmark work of Constitutional and legal history is the leading account of the ways in which federal judges, attorneys, and other law officers defined a new era of civil and political rights in the South and implemented... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2004
    Paperback | £27.99
  15. Emma Spaulding Bryant
    Emma Spaulding's life might have been the simple story of a nineteenth-century woman in rural Maine. Instead, wooed by the ambitious John Emory Bryant, the Yankee Reconstruction activist and Georgia politician, she became the... Learn More
    Published: 28th April 2003
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  16. A Free Ballot and a Fair Count
    “A Free Ballot and a Fair Count” examines the efforts by the Department of Justice to implement the federal legislation passed by Congress in 1870–71 known as the Enforcement Acts. These laws were designed to enforce the... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2001
    Hardback | £66.00
    Paperback | £27.99
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