Gridlock in Congress, a debilitating economic crisis, racial inequality, and threats of impeachment. What year is this? Tom Perkins narrates this comprehensive account of the post-Civil War Reconstruction era (1865-1877). His balanced journalistic tone lays equal culpability on Northern hard-liners, who wanted the South to pay dearly for splitting from the Union, and Southern apologists, who found ways to systematically strip freed blacks of their new Constitutional rights. From Charles Sumner to Nathan Bedford Forrest to Ulysses S. Grant, nobody comes out smelling like a rose, but Perkins's voice has an inherently American optimism. Overall, the work suggests that if the nation made it through Reconstruction, we can make it through anything. B.P. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2014]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2014
CD ISBN 9781494504267 $49.99 Twelve CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781494554262 $29.99 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $21.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2014
CD ISBN 9781494534264 $95.99 Twelve CDs
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