A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition: 1863–1877 Audiobook, by Eric Foner Play Audiobook Sample

A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition: 1863–1877 Audiobook

A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition: 1863–1877 Audiobook, by Eric Foner Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Paul Heitsch Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: December 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781538510964

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

52

Longest Chapter Length:

30:54 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

51 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

14:28 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

6

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Publisher Description

In this updated edition of Reconstruction, Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil War period was viewed.

Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans—black and white—responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. It addresses the quest of emancipated slaves’ searching for economic autonomy and equal citizenship, and describes the remodeling of Southern society; the evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations; and the emergence of a national state possessing vastly expanded authority and one committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans.

This “masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history” (New Republic) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

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“Foner’s book brings to distinguished fruition one great cycle of Reconstruction historiography.”

— New York Review of Books 

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About Eric Foner

Eric Foner is the author of many award-winning books on the Civil War and Reconstruction, including the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. He is the 2020 recipient of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for lifetime achievement. He is DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University.

About Paul Heitsch

After producing, directing, and engineering spoken word recordings for over twenty years, Paul Heitsch began narrating audiobooks in 2011, and has recorded many bestselling titles as both himself and under a pseudonym. A classically trained pianist, Paul is also a composer and sound designer, and is currently the director of music for the James Madison University School of Theatre and Dance, and an adjunct instructor for the JMU School of Music. He and his family live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia (although Chicago will always be his hometown).