By Eric Foner

An abridged model of Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, the definitive examine of the aftermath of the Civil warfare, winner of the Bancroft Prize, Avery O. Craven Prize, Los Angeles Times ebook Award, Francis Parkman Prize, and Lionel Trilling Prize.

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