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The Death of Reconstruction
by Heather Cox RICHARDSON
Harvard University Press, 2001
Paper: 978-0-674-01366-7 | eISBN: 978-0-674-04269-8 | Cloth: 978-0-674-00637-9
Library of Congress Classification E668.R5 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.8

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Historians overwhelmingly have blamed the demise of Reconstruction on Southerners' persistent racism. Richardson argues instead that class, along with race, was critical to Reconstruction's end. She reveals a growing backlash from Northerners against those who believed that inequalities should be addressed through working-class action, and the emergence of an American middle class that championed individual productivity and saw African-Americans as a threat to their prosperity.

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