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By Mark Wahlgren Summers

ISBN-10: 0807833045

ISBN-13: 9780807833049

ISBN-10: 1469620154

ISBN-13: 9781469620152

Reconstruction coverage after the Civil battle, observes Mark Wahlgren Summers, used to be formed no longer just by politics, rules, and prejudices. additionally at paintings have been fears--often unreasonable fears of renewed civil battle and a frequent experience that 4 years of struggle had thrown the conventional constitutional strategy so dangerously out of kilter that the republic itself remained in danger.

To comprehend Reconstruction, Summers contends, one needs to take into account that the aim of the North's battle was--first and foremost--to store the Union with its republican associations intact. in the course of Reconstruction there have been consistently fears within the mix--that the Civil battle had settled not anything, that the Union used to be nonetheless in danger, and that its enemies and the enemies of republican govt have been extra resilient and crafty than common mortals. Many elements formed the reintegration of the previous accomplice states and the North's dedication to Reconstruction, Summers has the same opinion, however the fears of conflict reigniting, plots opposed to liberty, and a president ready to father a coup d'etat ranked larger between them than historians have famous.

Both a dramatic narrative of the occasions of Reconstruction and a groundbreaking new examine what drove those occasions, A harmful Stir can also be a important examine the function of worry within the politics of the time--and in politics in general.

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By Mark Wahlgren Summers

ISBN-10: 0807833045

ISBN-13: 9780807833049

ISBN-10: 1469620154

ISBN-13: 9781469620152

Reconstruction coverage after the Civil battle, observes Mark Wahlgren Summers, used to be formed no longer just by politics, rules, and prejudices. additionally at paintings have been fears--often unreasonable fears of renewed civil battle and a frequent experience that 4 years of struggle had thrown the conventional constitutional strategy so dangerously out of kilter that the republic itself remained in danger.

To comprehend Reconstruction, Summers contends, one needs to take into account that the aim of the North's battle was--first and foremost--to store the Union with its republican associations intact. in the course of Reconstruction there have been consistently fears within the mix--that the Civil battle had settled not anything, that the Union used to be nonetheless in danger, and that its enemies and the enemies of republican govt have been extra resilient and crafty than common mortals. Many elements formed the reintegration of the previous accomplice states and the North's dedication to Reconstruction, Summers has the same opinion, however the fears of conflict reigniting, plots opposed to liberty, and a president ready to father a coup d'etat ranked larger between them than historians have famous.

Both a dramatic narrative of the occasions of Reconstruction and a groundbreaking new examine what drove those occasions, A harmful Stir can also be a important examine the function of worry within the politics of the time--and in politics in general.

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