Review: THE ERA OF RECONSTRUCTION, 1865-1877 by Kenneth M. Stampp

Matt’s Book Blog recently read and reviewed The Era of Reconstruction, 1865-1877 by Kenneth M. Stampp for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge.  Here’s a sample:

Kenneth M. Stampp (1912 – 2009) is well-known among historians of American history for his masterful overview of race-based chattel slavery, The Peculiar Institution. This history of the Reconstruction era is readable for us non-experts who may vaguely recall Reconstruction as portrayed the notorious movie “Birth of a Nation” which painted the era as one marked by cruel military occupation of the South, suspension of civil rights of the downtrodden white yeoman, ignorant legislators, insufferable taxes, and widespread corruption.

Read the full review.

**Attention participants: Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**

About these ads

Leave a comment

No comments yet.

Comments RSS TrackBack Identifier URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 121 other followers

  • Past Posts

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 121 other followers