Forever free : the story of emancipation and Reconstruction / Eric Foner ; illustrations edited and with commentary by Joshua Brown.

"From one of our most distinguished historians, a new examination of the vitally important years of Emancipation and Reconstruction during and immediately following the Civil War - a necessary reconsideration that emphasizes the era's political and cultural meaning for today's America...

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Main Author: Foner, Eric, 1943-
Corporate Author: Forever Free, Inc
Other Authors: Brown, Joshua, 1949-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Knopf, 2005.
Edition:1st ed.
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Summary:"From one of our most distinguished historians, a new examination of the vitally important years of Emancipation and Reconstruction during and immediately following the Civil War - a necessary reconsideration that emphasizes the era's political and cultural meaning for today's America." "In Forever Free, Eric Foner overturns numerous assumptions growing out of the traditional understanding of the period, which is based almost exclusively on white sources and shaped by (often unconscious) racism. He presents the period as a time of determination, especially on the part of recently emancipated black Americans, to put into effect the principles of equal rights and citizenship for all. Drawing on a wide range of long-neglected documents, he places a new emphasis on the centrality of the black experience to an understanding of the era."--BOOK JACKET.
Item Description:"Forever Free project : Stephen B. Brier, Peter O. Almond, executive editors/producers ; Christine Doudna, editor."
Physical Description:xxx, 268 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-244) and index.
ISBN:0375402594 (alk. paper)