8 edition of Reconstruction: a tragic era? found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references.
|Statement||Edited by Seth M. Scheiner.|
|Series||American problem studies|
|LC Classifications||E668 .S36|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||122|
|LC Control Number||68009209|
The essays in Remembering Reconstruction advance and broaden our perceptions of the complex revisions in the nation's collective memory. Notably, the authors uncover the impetus behind the creation of black counter-memories of Reconstruction and the narrative of the “tragic era” that dominated white memory of the period. Reconstruction, –77, in U.S. history, the period of readjustment following the Civil War. At the end of the Civil War, the defeated South was a ruined physical destruction wrought by the invading Union forces was enormous, and the old social and economic order founded on slavery had collapsed completely, with nothing to replace it.
In this new book, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of our leading chroniclers of the African-American experience, seeks to answer that question in a history that moves from the Reconstruction Era to the “nadir” of the African-American experience under Jim Crow, through to World War I . Praise for The Era of Reconstruction: “ This “brief political history of reconstruction” by a well-known Civil War authority is a thoughtful and detailed study of the reconstruction era and the distorted legends still clinging to it.”—Kirkus Reviews.
Based on the author's Commonwealth Fund lectures at the University of London in , this ""brief political history of reconstruction"" by a well-known Civil War authority is a thoughtful and detailed study of the reconstruction era and the distorted legends still clinging to it. The ""central topic"" of the book is its account of post-war Presidential and Congressional plans to restore the. In the decades that followed the Reconstruction era, amidst the segregation of Jim Crow and the everyday racism that imbued American politics and culture, a group of historians, often dubbed "the Dunning School," argued that Reconstruction was a tragic mistake.
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The Tragic Era covers the period from the assassination of Lincoln to the election of Hayes in This book was published in the s and steps into many of the pitfalls of historical writing of that period.
These include but are not limited too a focus on narrative which can easily lose sight of the big by: Reconstruction book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Start your review of Reconstruction: A Tragic Era.
Write a review. Steven rated it really liked it Craig added it Nikki marked it as to-read Keshav 4/5(1). The nature of the Reconstruction of the Southern states after the Civil War has been disputed terrain among American historians.
The period had been aptly termed the “tragic era. The Tragic Era covers the period from the assassination of Lincoln to the election of Hayes in This book was published in the s Reconstruction: a tragic era? book steps into many of the pitfalls of historical writing of that period.
These include but are not limited too a focus on narrative which can easily lose sight of the big picture/5(23). Reconstruction should be called a tragic era, and if so, why. It will not deal with the constitutional question of which branch of government, Congress or the President, should have controlled Reconstruction, and it will not deal with the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson.
from two historians who represent what. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Scheiner, Seth M. Reconstruction, a tragic era. Huntington, N.Y.: R.E. Krieger Pub. Co.,© abolitionists Alabama American Andrew Johnson Beale carpetbagger Charles Sumner civil rights Civil Rights Bill color Compromise of confiscation Congress Congressional Conservatives constitutional convention corruption debt declared democracy Democrats Dunning school Dunning's economic elections England federal Fifteenth Amendment Florida.
Claude Bowers The Tragic Era () summarized many of the key arguments made by Dunning and his students. Merton Coulter’s The South During Reconstruction () was also a major book in the Dunning tradition.
W.E.B. Du Bois’ Black Reconstruction in America: () was a significant challenge to the Dunning School tradition. Congressional Reconstruction --The tragic decade / William A. Dunning --A re-evaluation of Negro participation / John Hope Franklin --Carpetbagger constitutional reform in the South Atlantic states / Jack B.
Scroggs --Radical rule: the tragic decade thesis / Kenneth M. Stampp --Racial attitudes, scholarship, and Reconstruction / Thomas J. Black Reconstruction in America: An Essay Toward a History of the Part Which Black Folk Played in the Attempt to Reconstruct Democracy in America, – is a history of the Reconstruction era by W.
Du Bois, first published in It marked a significant break with the standard academic view of Reconstruction at the time, the Dunning School, which contended that the period was a. The Paperback of the Reconstruction: A Tragic Era.
by Seth M. Scheiner at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow (for mozilla firefox Pages: in the Reconstruction South paled before that of the Tweed Ring, Crédit Mobilier scandal, and Whiskey Rings in the post-Civil War North.
By the end of the s, Reconstruction was seen as a time of extraordinary social and political progress for blacks. If the era. Claude Bowers, who divided his time between politics and history, has been the chief disseminator of the traditional picture of reconstruction, for his book, The Tragic Era, published inhas attracted more readers than any other dealing with this period.
For Bowers reconstruction was a time of almost unrelieved sordidness in public and. During the Reconstruction era that followed the American Civil War, the reunification of the nation and major gains in equality for African Americans progressed even as the population split in new Author: Allen C.
Guelzo. The Tragic Era book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the /5. Back inClaude Bowers wrote The Tragic Era. I’ve mentioned it in several recent articles.
It dealt, state by state, with exactly what the reconstructionist carpetbaggers did to the South during the “reconstruction” years. the book called Tragic Era - Saw reconstruction as a failure because: 1. It was a transfer of land What was the best book on RECONSTRUCTION.
Reconstruction Americas Unfinished Revolution. There were three Southern states during this Reconstruction. Start studying History Interpretations of the Reconstruction Era. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
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The Reconstruction Era started at the end of the Civil War in and ended in (Reconstruction). It attempted to end the serious crisis of the US. The goal of the Reconstruction Era was to reunite the southern states and ensure freedom and civil rights of the southern blacks.
David Blight has an interesting article in the New York Times on how current efforts to suppress the vote echo those tried during the Reconstruction Era. Blight writes: Blight writes: The creation of black male suffrage was the most contested of all the problems of the early new state governments formed during Reconstruction.alities, but he found The Tragic Era generally in tune with other scholarship on the period When The Tragic Era was published, several reviewers noted Bowers' Democratic bias, but none saw this as a reason to reject his version of Reconstruction.
A decade later, how ever, some historians saw only partisanship and no historical merit in the book.How the South Won the Civil War.
It was a paradox too tragic to explain.” manages to take in all the stereotypes of the post-Reconstruction era (Jim is a type of the comic Negro) while.