Reconstruction: A Concise History Audiobook, by Allen C. Guelzo Play Audiobook Sample

Reconstruction: A Concise History Audiobook

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Read By: Bob Souer Publisher: Tantor Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: November 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781977330321

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

9

Longest Chapter Length:

34:20 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

22:36 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

28:57 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

8

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Publisher Description

The era known as Reconstruction is one of the unhappiest times in American history. It succeeded in reuniting the nation politically after the Civil War but in little else. Conflict shifted from the battlefield to the Capitol as Congress warred with President Andrew Johnson over just what to do with the South. Johnson's plan of Presidential Reconstruction, which was sympathetic to the former Confederacy, would ultimately lead to his impeachment and the institution of Radical Reconstruction.

While Reconstruction saw the ratification of the fourteenth and fifteenth Amendments, expanding the rights and suffrage of African Americans, it largely failed to chart a progressive course for race relations after the abolition of slavery and the rise of Jim Crow. It also struggled to manage the Southern resistance towards a Northern free-labor economy. However, these failures cannot obscure a number of accomplishments with long-term consequences for American life, among them the Civil Rights Act, the election of the first African American representatives to Congress, and the avoidance of renewed civil war. Reconstruction suffered from poor leadership and uncertainty of direction, but it also laid the groundwork for renewed struggles for racial equality during the civil rights movement.

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About Allen C. Guelzo

Allen C. Guelzo has written many acclaimed nonfiction books about the Civil War and early nineteenth-century American history. He is a three-time recipient of the Lincoln Prize and many other honors, including the Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize for Military History and Wall Street Journal Best Books of the Year. He is a?senior research scholar in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University and is the director of the Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship for Princeton’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. Learn more at AllenGuelzo.com.

About Bob Souer

Bob Souer is a full-time professional storyteller, voice actor, and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has narrated broadcast and nonbroadcast projects for corporations and ministries across North America. His voice has been heard on PBS, the History Channel, the Military Channel, and many other networks. He has also narrated radio and television programs for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, D. James Kennedy Ministries, SIM, and Compassion International.