West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War

Ebook Details


Heather Cox Richardson

Year 2008
Pages 416
Publisher Yale University Press
Language en
ISBN 9780300136302
File Size 1.35 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 367
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Ebook Description

The story of Reconstruction is not simply about the rebuilding of the South after the Civil War. Instead, the late nineteenth century defined modern America, as Southerners, Northerners, and Westerners gradually hammered out a national identity that united three regions into a country that could become a world power. Ultimately, the story of Reconstruction is about how a middle class formed in America and how its members defined what the nation would stand for, both at home and abroad, for the next century and beyond.