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The Resource Interpreting American history : Reconstruction, edited by John David Smith

Interpreting American history : Reconstruction, edited by John David Smith

Label
Interpreting American history : Reconstruction
Title
Interpreting American history
Title remainder
Reconstruction
Statement of responsibility
edited by John David Smith
Title variation
Reconstruction
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Writing in 1935 in his brilliant and brooding Black Reconstruction, W. E. B. Du Bois lamented America’s post–Civil War era as a missed opportunity to reconstruct the war-torn nation in deed as well as in word. zIf the Reconstruction of the Southern states, from slavery to free labor, and from aristocracy to industrial democracy, had been conceived as a major national program of America, whose accomplishment at any price was well worth the effort,y wrote Du Bois, zwe should be living today in a different world.y Interpreting American History: Reconstruction provides a primer on the often-contentious historical literature on Reconstruction, the period in American history from 1865 to 1877. As Du Bois noted, this critical period in U.S. history held much promise for African Americans transitioning from slavery to freedom and in redefining American nationality for all citizens. In topically arranged historiographical essays, eight historians focus on the changing interpretations of Reconstruction from the so-called Dunning School of the early twentieth century to the zrevisionistsy of the World War II era, the zpostrevisionistsy of the Vietnam era, and the most current zpost-postrevisionistsy writing on Reconstruction today. The essays treat the two main chronological periods of Reconstruction history, Presidential and Radical Reconstruction, and provide coverage of emancipation and race, national politics, intellectual life and historical memory, gender and labor, and Reconstruction’s transnational history. Interpreting American History: Reconstruction is an essential guidebook for students and scholars traversing the formidable terrain of Reconstruction historiography
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.8
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E668
  • E668
LC item number
  • .I58 2016
  • .I58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Interpreting American history series
Label
Interpreting American history : Reconstruction, edited by John David Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction --- Reconstruction historiography : an overview / John David Smith -- Presidential Reconstruction / Kevin Adams -- Radical Reconstruction / Shepherd W. McKinley -- Reconstruction : emancipation and race / R. Blakeslee Gilpin -- Reconstruction : national politics, 1865-1877 / Edward O. Frantz -- Reconstruction : gender and labor / J. Vincent Lowery -- Reconstruction : intellectual life and historical memory / K. Stephen Prince -- Reconstruction : transnational history / Andrew Zimmerman
Control code
930364115
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9781606352922
Lccn
2015036113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930364115
Label
Interpreting American history : Reconstruction, edited by John David Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction --- Reconstruction historiography : an overview / John David Smith -- Presidential Reconstruction / Kevin Adams -- Radical Reconstruction / Shepherd W. McKinley -- Reconstruction : emancipation and race / R. Blakeslee Gilpin -- Reconstruction : national politics, 1865-1877 / Edward O. Frantz -- Reconstruction : gender and labor / J. Vincent Lowery -- Reconstruction : intellectual life and historical memory / K. Stephen Prince -- Reconstruction : transnational history / Andrew Zimmerman
Control code
930364115
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9781606352922
Lccn
2015036113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930364115

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