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Forever Free : Vintage - Eric Foner

Forever Free

Vintage

Paperback Published: 14th November 2006
ISBN: 9780375702747
Number Of Pages: 268

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From one of our most distinguished historians comes a groundbreaking new examination of the myths and realities of the period after the Civil War.
Drawing on a wide range of long-neglected documents, Eric Foner places a new emphasis on black experiences and roles during the era. We see African Americans as active agents in overthrowing slavery, in shaping Reconstruction, and creating a legacy long obscured and misunderstood. He compellingly refutes long-standing misconceptions of Reconstruction, and shows how the failures of the time sowed the seeds of the Civil Rights struggles of the 1950s and 60s. Richly illustrated and movingly written, this is an illuminating and essential addition to our understanding of this momentous era.

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"A highly readable story of black Americans' ongoing heroic struggle for freedom . . . Beautifully told." -The Washington Post Book World"Passionate, lucid, concise without being light. . . . Foner traces the lines of race and politics that run from Reconstruction to the age of segregation to the civil rights movement to our own time." -The New York Times Book Review"Foner delves deeply into the politics of the time, to be sure, but he spends much more time showing how political decisions affected real people. . . . This book has the potential to become a model for future history books that target a broader audience." -The Washington Monthly"African Americans emerge as political powerful actors in Forever Free. In [these] vivid pages . . . we become acquainted with these extraordinary people, some well-known, some virtually unknown." -The New Republic

Foreword Seeing Race and Rights: A Note About the Visual Essays Prologue
The Peculiar Institution Visual Essay:True Likenesses
Forever Free Visual Essay:Re-visions of War
The Meanings of Freedom Visual Essay:Altered Relations
An American Crisis
The Tocsin of Freedom Visual Essay:On the Offensive
The Facts of Reconstruction Visual Essay:Countersigns
The Abandonment of Reconstruction Visual Essay:Jim Crow Epilogue:The Unfinished Revolution Bibliography for Further Reading Bibliography for the Visual Essays Illustration Credits
Acknowledgments
Index
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ISBN: 9780375702747
ISBN-10: 0375702741
Series: Vintage
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 14th November 2006
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.6 x 14.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1

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